Several airports located in eastern China will have their service severely reduced or outright cancelled later this afternoon, reports MSN.
The National Aviation Management Department sent out an aviation delay red alert last night that spoke of “exceptionally busy airspace” above Shanghai during the afternoon of July 29. For this reason, Shanghai Hongqiao and Pudong airports will both have their service decreased by 75% along with the airport in Zhenzhou.
As well, the following airports will not be able to accept any arriving flights at all: the Jiangsu provincial cities of Xuzhou, Lianyungang, Zhun’an, Yancheng, Changzhou, Yangzhou, and Nantong, as well as the city of Linyi in Shandong Province.
Furthermore, there will be no departures from these airports: the Jiangxi provincial cities of Nanchang, Ganzhou, Jinggangshan, Jiujiang, Yichun, and Jingdezhen; the Zhejiang provincial cities of Luqiao and Wenzhou; and also Wuyishan in Fujian Province.
The delays are blamed on local weather conditions that include rain and thunder, however many suspect they are a result of military exercises. Tempers have already flared as fights have broken out at Shenzhen Airport due to delays.