Chinese Airline In Xiamen Announces Large Number of Flights Canceled
According to Taiwan's official state news, The Central News Agency (CNA) and the Xiamen Airlines website, China's Fujian region announced on August 2nd that airspace flow control will be implemented, and a "large number of flights have been canceled".
CNA reported (translated from Mandarin) "Since the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi will visit Taiwan tonight, there is speculation that the control should be related to this incident."
Taiwan's state news also said, "Xiamen Airlines issued an announcement this morning stating that due to the impact of traffic control in Fujian, some flights will be adjusted today. Although Xiamen Airlines did not further explain the reasons for traffic control, public opinion generally believed that it was related to Pelosi Will arrive in Taiwan tonight to visit."
The news agency added, "After checking the public flight information, there are still a few flights taking off smoothly at Quanzhou Jinjiang Airport and Xiamen Gaoqi Airport this morning, but almost all the flights that have not yet taken off have been canceled."
The Central News Agency also reported that locals in Xiamen who spoke to them said that flights have been adjusted since August 1st and told CNA that he had never seen such a thing in over 10 years that he's been in Xiamen. He told the news agency, "What is the reason, everyone is tacit".
The person told CNA that Xiamen is said to be "the front line against Taiwan" geographically, and the fact that Pelosi might be taking a delegation to visit Taiwan had caused "a bad atmosphere" and mentioned that it has been very tense.
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