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New COVID-19 cases lead to flight diversions in China

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The Civil Aviation Administration of China will divert 106 international flights spanning 22 unnamed itineraries that were scheduled to land in Shanghai to other Chinese airports.

Passenger flights planned to arrive at Shanghai Pudong Airport (PVG) between March 21 and May 1, 2022 would be affected by this decision.

Following a new outbreak of COVID-19 cases in Shanghai, the Chinese aviation regulator made the decision on March 15, 2022.

A number of major Chinese airlines, including Air China, Shanghai Airlines, China Eastern, Spring Airlines, and Juneyao Air, may be affected by the temporary flight diversions.

Passengers will be redirected to 12 additional airports across China, including Chengdu (CTU), Chongqing (CGK), Dalian (DLC), Fuzhou (FOC), and other locations.

The Chinese aviation regulator did not say if the new interim guideline will affect freight services during the time period in question.

Shanghai has confirmed nine new infection cases and 130 asymptomatic COVID-19 cases as of March 14, 2022, according to the Shanghai Municipal Health Commission, the majority of which are linked to incoming international flight travel.

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