20 Jan '11, 8am

Nearly 100 international and domestic flights to and from Shanghai were delayed on Thursday due to heavy snow

SHANGHAI - NEARLY 100 international and domestic flights to and from China's most populous city of Shanghai were delayed on Thursday due to heavy snow, the operator of the city's two airports said. As of 0130 GMT (9.30am Singapore time) 24 flights at Pudong International Airport had been delayed as had 70 flights at Hongqiao Airport, which handles mainly domestic flights. Airports in the nearby cities of Hangzhou and Nanjing were closed temporarily following the snowfall, state news agency Xinhua quoted flag carrier Air China as saying. All three runways at Pudong airport, the country's second busiest airport, and the two runways at Hongqiao airport remained open, the operator said in a statement posted on its website www.shanghaiairport.com. The government had earlier issued a heavy snow warning for Shanghai and surrounding regions. Officials have said rain, snow and ice ...

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