Conflicting air traffic control rights over the East China Sea have led to a number of near misses in the recent past. Photo: DPA

South Korea, Japan back new air traffic control deal with China, spurred on by near misses

  • The agreement comes despite decades of strained relations between the two countries, exacerbated recently by a simmering trade dispute
  • It includes China and replaces arrangements drawn up in 1983 when there were only about 10 flights a day in the corridor, as oppose to 800 flights today
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Conflicting air traffic control rights over the East China Sea have led to a number of near misses in the recent past. Photo: DPA
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