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Icy weather forces Kunming airport to close

English.news.cn   2013-12-16 10:50:02            

KUNMING, Dec.16 (Xinhua) -- Kunming airport in southwest China's Yunnan Province was forced to temporarily close on Monday because of snow and icy conditions, the airport's administration said.

Kunming Changshui International Airport's two runways are not suitable for takeoff or landing.

According to the administration, the airport will not resume operation till 1 p.m..

Snow began to affect the airport at 9 a.m. on Sunday. As many as 152 flights had been canceled and more than 8,700 passengers stranded as of 9 p.m. Sunday, according to the airport.

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KUNMING, Dec. 15 (Xinhua) -- More than 8,700 passengers were stranded as snowy weather and icy temperature disrupted air traffic at an airport in south China's Yunnan Province on Sunday.

Operators of the Kunming Changshui International Airport said 152 flights had been canceled as of 9 p.m.. Snow began to affect the airport at 9 a.m..  Full story

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