Heavy snowfall in Beijing disrupts air traffic

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More than 100 flights were canceled on Sunday by Beijing Capital International Airport (BCIA), the world’s second-busiest airport by passenger volume, as snow hit China’s capital.

Altogether, 115 flights scheduled to depart from or arrive at the airport on Sunday were canceled as of 7 p.m., including 14 international flights, according to flight status information on BCIA’s website.

The airport had mobilized more than 800 workers and 230 automobiles to remove ice and snow from planes, runways and parking aprons as of 3 p.m. on Sunday, a BCIA official said, speaking on condition of anonymity.


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