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Chartered planes on route to fetch stranded Chinese citizens

Chartered planes on route to fetch stranded Chinese citizensThe Chinese government sent two planes to fetch Chinese citizens that are stranded in Egypt. The two planes have already left Beijing for Egypt. The anti government protests are still going on and show no signs of stopping.

The Chinese government are concerned about the stranded citizens and considered their security as a great importance. The government are now coordinating with airlines to try and increase flight back to China for the stranded citizens. Officials and a task force from the Foreign Ministry, National Tourism Administration, Ministry of Public and Civil Aviation Administration have also left for Egypt to deal with the citizens. Air China have confirmed that they have sent a Airbus A330 to Cairo that can accommodate 265 passengers of the 500 estimated stranded Chinese citizens consisting of travelers from the mainland, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

Hainan Airlines also confirmed of sending a A330-200 to Cairo. The airlines have selected experienced crews for the task, that are ready to handle any cases of emergency and fully prepared for any task ahead of them. Two more chartered planes are scheduled to leave for Cairo from Beijing.

China also issued a travel warning and are advising citizens to cancel any travel plans to Egypt.



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