According to official information from the Taiwan Central News Agency (CNA) and the website of Xiamen Airlines, Fujian Province, located in southeast China and close to the island country, imposed restrictions on its airspace on Tuesday, August 2. The measure led to the rescheduling and cancellation of a large number of flights.
This situation comes before the possible visit of the Speaker of the US House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, to Taiwan. On Tuesday, the official completed a few-hour visit to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, where she departed on a Boeing C-40 Clipper at 3:42 p.m. local time (7:42 GMT), according to the flight-tracking website. .
The destination of the plane has not been determined, adding to the already existing tensions in the Taiwan Strait due to the possible visit of a US delegation to the island. Currently, the situation in Taiwan is one of the main points of conflict in relations between China and the United States.
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At about eleven o’clock Tuesday morning, Xiamen Airlines announced the rescheduling of thirty flights. Three hours later, the company has already rescheduled a total of fifty services, according to the list available on its official website.
And local sources confirmed that many flights were postponed for more than six hours. The restriction mainly affected intercity operations in Northeast China and Fuzhou or Xiamen in Fujian Province.
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