Beijing, Dec 5: Nearly 20,000 passengers are still stranded at an airport in Chengdu, capital of Sichuan Province, as the worst fog in years strike the city, media reports said.
Authorities at Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport extended red alert for flight delays at 3:23 p.m. on Sunday after issuing it at midnight, but the number of delayed flights are still increasing, Xinhua news agency reported.
As per the airport authority, till 3.30 p.m., 58 flights had been cancelled while the runway was shut for nearly 10 hours.
The fog is expected to remain until Monday morning.
Another 32 flights were cancelled on Saturday and 35 arrival flights were forced to land in other airports.
According to the airport, heavy fog has affected most flights and stranded the most passengers in recent years. Certain flights scheduled to fly on Monday might also be affected.
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