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Published:May 13th, 2008 06:05 EST
Chengdu Shuangliu Int'l airport re-opens

Chengdu Shuangliu Int'l airport re-opens

By SOP newswire2

Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport, which was closed Monday due to a strong earth quake, has resumed operation Tuesday, according to sources with the southwest China's Sichuan Provincial Government.

The closure has stopped 169 inbound flights and 108 outbound flights.

Facilities of the airport were damaged when the earthquake measuring 7.8 degrees on Richter Scale hits Wenchuan the epicenter,90 kilometers from Chengdu.

The Airport was closed after the earthquake for the rescuers to conduct checkup on the runways.

Xinhua