Heavy fog strands 10,000 at Chengdu airport


8th Dec, 2016 | Tourism Mail Crew


CHENGDU: More than 10,000 passengers have been stranded at an airport in Chengdu since Wednesday night, as flights have been delayed or canceled due to heavy fog in the southwestern city.

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The city reported that heavy fog was affecting visibility around 11:00 p.m., and as of Thursday noon it had not cleared. The runway was closed for nearly eight hours and limited operation began from 8 a.m. Thursday.

According to Chengdu Shuangliu  International Airport, 102 flights had been canceled as of 8 a.m., stranding over 10,000 passengers. Another 60 arrival flights were forced to land in other airports or returned to their departure airports. (Xinhua)