05 Dec '11, 5am

Hundreds of flights cancelled due to Beijing smog

Hundreds of flights cancelled due to Beijing smog

BEIJING: Beijing authorities cancelled hundreds of flights and shut highways as thick smog descended on the Chinese capital on Sunday and Monday, reducing visibility at one of the world's busiest airports. Air quality in Beijing reached "hazardous" levels on Monday, according to the US embassy, which conducts its own measurements, while China's state Xinhua news agency said pollution was likely to reach "dangerous" levels. Nearly 400 flights were cancelled on Sunday, China's state television network CCTV reported. By midday Monday, Beijing's main airport -- the second busiest in the world -- had cancelled 132 domestic and five international flights, according to its website. Television footage of the airport concourse showed thousands of stranded passengers being turned away, or waiting around in hopes of booking later flights if the smog lifted. Most major highways linkin...

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straitstimes.com 05 Dec '11, 6am

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