25 September 2018

China loosens military control over airspace, SCMP says

China has relaxed the military’s control over airspace, with commercial flights no longer required to secure approval from the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) for flight plans starting December, the South China Morning Post reported on Thursday. Such flights, however, will still need permission from the regional branch of the civil aviation administration, according to the newspaper. Flights that cross borders, including into Hong Kong, or go through sensitive areas will stay under the control of military air traffic authorities, and so will flights operated by foreign passport holders, the report said.

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