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Ministry of National Defense: Military Exercises Are Not the Major Cause of Flight Delays

People’s Daily reported that a notice that the the Ministry of National Defense issued stated that the PLA will conduct its annual military exercises along the Southeast coast starting on July 29. According to the Information Office of National Defense, the impact of the military exercises on the commercial flight schedule has been limited and has not been a major cause of the recent flight delays; it was mainly weather conditions that caused these flight delays. [Editor’s note: Signs posted at Shanghai’s two main airports indicated that recent flights had been delayed or cancelled because of an unspecified “other user” of the airspace conducting exercises in the area.]

Source: People’s Daily, July 27, 2014