Nearly 60 percent of flights across China were canceled Wednesday, according to state media.
Flight Master said 9,583 flights had been canceled nationwide as of 10:35 p.m. on Sept. 21, accounting for 59.66 percent of those total scheduled journeys of the day, reported China.com.
Based in Shenzhen, Flight Master provides information on flights and ticketing and travel services.
Some busy air transport hubs in China recorded over 50 percent cancelation rates, according to Flight Master:
- Beijing Capital International Airport canceled 622 flights, with a cancellation rate of 60 percent
- Shanghai Pudong International Airport had 652 cancelations of flights, with a cancellation rate of 54 percent
- Shenzhen Baoan Airport’s 542 flights were canceled, accounting for 51 percent of its total flights
Airports with high cancellation rates include three airports in China’s western provinces:
- Guiyang Longdongbao Airport (Guizhou Province): 539 flights canceled, with a cancellation rate of 99 percent
- Lhasa Gongga Airport (Tibet): 157 flights canceled, with a cancellation rate of 98 percent
- Chengdu Tianfu Airport (Sichuan Province): 752 flights canceled, with a cancellation rate of 87 percent
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