Ca Announces Emergency Plan In Effect After An Earthquake In Southwest China (s

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CA Announces Emergency Plan in Effect After an Earthquake

in Southwest China (Sichuan Province)

BEIJING, May 15 /Xinhua-PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

    A major earthquake hit Wenchuan County, Sichuan

Province at 14:28pm, PEK time on May 12, 2008. Chengdu

Shuangliu (CTU) airport is closed. 12 CA (Chengdu

Airport) flights en route to Chengdu have been diverted

to other airports.

    CA announced the emergency plan to be in effect on

15:00pm. All the CA flights in the air are in close

communication with the headquarters. Upon issuing the

release, no casualty and property damage has been

reported at CA southwest subsidiary.

    CA has instructed all affected offices to implement

emergency plans and take good care of stranded

passengers. CA also has the fleet on standby for

restoration operations and special tasks.

    Meanwhile, Air China continued to enhance capacity

input for disaster relief. On 14 May, Air China allocated

91 flights (16792 seats) for evacuation of stranded

passengers in Chengdu and cancelled 24 normal flights for

urgent disaster relief operations. In addition, as a

result of road damage in Jiuzhaigou and snowfall, a large

number of passengers were stranded. The CTU airport has

reopened for operations now and Air China instantly

prepared 8 flights with 1024 seats to evacuate

passengers. Currently, Air China is on 24-hour duty and

will adjust capacity according to the situation.

SOURCE:    Air China

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