Huge check-in queues at Beijing Capital International Airport, one of eight airports where the new "unrestricted take-off" measure has been implemented. Photo: Xinhua Huge check-in queues at Beijing Capital International Airport, one of eight airports where the new "unrestricted take-off" measure has been implemented. Photo: Xinhua
Huge check-in queues at Beijing Capital International Airport, one of eight airports where the new "unrestricted take-off" measure has been implemented. Photo: Xinhua

Safety fears as Chinese airports order planes to take off regardless

Flights may leave on time, but planes may circle for hours awaiting landing slots at destinations

Huge check-in queues at Beijing Capital International Airport, one of eight airports where the new "unrestricted take-off" measure has been implemented. Photo: Xinhua Huge check-in queues at Beijing Capital International Airport, one of eight airports where the new "unrestricted take-off" measure has been implemented. Photo: Xinhua
Huge check-in queues at Beijing Capital International Airport, one of eight airports where the new "unrestricted take-off" measure has been implemented. Photo: Xinhua
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