Passengers stand in front of an electronic board displaying flight information at Hongqiao International Airport in Shanghai. China's Air Traffic Management Burea issued a red alert, the highest warning level for airport travel conditions, indicating many flights will be delayed or cancelled. Photo: Reuters

Red alert for China flights as airports axe landings, restrict services during PLA exercises

Military's use of air space to cause substantial drop in traffic at Shanghai's international airports and ban on landings at eight others this afternoon

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Passengers stand in front of an electronic board displaying flight information at Hongqiao International Airport in Shanghai. China's Air Traffic Management Burea issued a red alert, the highest warning level for airport travel conditions, indicating many flights will be delayed or cancelled. Photo: Reuters
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