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China fines Emirates for safety related incidents
16 June 2017

The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) issued a 29,000 Yuan (ca 4250 USD/3800 Euros) fine to Emirates for two safety related incidents.

Additionally the airline is not allowed to request additional flights to China. The first incident occurred on April 17, when an Emirates flight flew at a wrong altitude above Urumqi after the crew misunderstood instructions. On May 18, radio communications of an Emirates flights were cut off over the same area.

An Emirates spokesperson stated to Gulf News that safety was a top priority for the airline, and that the carrier will complete all actions required by CAAC.