Chinese civil aviation holds counter-terrorism exercise

Source: XinhuaEditor: Ouyang
2016-08-20 17:40

CHONGQING, Aug. 20 (Xinhua) -- More than 400 civil aviation staff, police, fire-fighters, armed police and medical staff participated in a counter-terrorism exercise at Chongqing International Airport Saturday.

The exercise was carried out to test coordination and efficiency in handling terrorist threats such as plane hijacking, said Li Jian, deputy director of the Civil Aviation Administration of China.

Chinese civil aviation carries 400 million passengers every year. An average of 12,000 planes operate every day.

Li said the administration will continue its work to improve their ability in preventing terrorist acts, handling emergencies and safeguarding passengers.

In 2015, Chinese civil aircraft completed 3.62 million safe flights in a total of 8.46 million hours, up 7.4 percent and 10.8 percent year on year, respectively.

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