Military activity is responsible for seven percent of flight delays in China, national aviation authorities admitted this weekend.
According to the Shanghai Daily:
The officials were responding to widespread complaints about domestic flight delays as the average punctuality rate at 35 domestic airports dropped to its lowest in five years at 74.8 percent last year, the Civil Aviation Administration of China said.
Officials said 42 percent of delays were due to carrier operations, followed by air traffic control procedures at 26 percent and inclement weather at 21 percent.
Another 7 percent resulted from military activities and 4 percent were due to airport security issues, China News Service reported.