Torrential rains hit the Chinese capital of Beijing, causing the cancellation of 229 domestic flights at the Beijing Capital International Airport on Saturday evening. Cancellations began at about 6:30 pm, according to sources at the airport. An additional 246 flights were cancelled on Saturday morning, when the torrential rains first hit the city. In addition, 14 international flights were cancelled.
The top meteorological authority in China said that the rains are expected to last well into Sunday evening. In the meantime, the Beijing Airport is taking emergency action in the wake of so many flight cancellations, trying their best to minimize the impact to travellers.
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