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Flights start getting back to normal after storm

FLIGHTS gradually were returning to normal yesterday at Shanghai's two airports as Typhoon Haikui weakened to a tropical storm and moved northwest, but there were still flight delays and cancellations.

Passenger planes have been able to take off and land at the city's Pudong and Hongqiao international airports since yesterday morning, but the planes had to wait in line to take off as many canceled flights resumed.

More than 700 flights were canceled at the two airports on Wednesday with only 27 flights managing to take off and land.

There still were 39 flights canceled as of 4pm yesterday along with a wide range of flight delays, authorities said.

However, the nearly 2,000 passengers stranded at the two airports had been able to leave by noon.

The two airports handled more than 1,800 flights yesterday, about 300 more than that of normal days.

Major domestic airlines arranged additional flights to send stranded passengers to their destinations.

Meanwhile, local courier services mostly returned to normal yesterday, but a full resumption is expected by tomorrow. The Shanghai-based STO and YTO Express said parcels to or from outside Shanghai might still be late for about three to four days because of the typhoon.

Also yesterday, city traffic police began looking for car owners whose 100-plus car plates were lost in the flood in the city as a result of the typhoon.

Police asked drivers to take certificates to the traffic police squads to collect their plates.

So far police said they have picked up 163 car plates citywide washed away by the flood water caused by Wednesday's heavy rains brought by typhoon Haikui. Police released the plate numbers online to assist car owners.

Those who have lost their plates and could not find them can go to the vehicle management offices to get new ones, city police said.


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