A Lao Airlines flight—enroute from South Korea’s Gimhae International Airport to the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (LPDR) on July 25—was turned back by Chinese airspace controllers for not having approval to pass through newly imposed Chinese airspace. The flight, QV916, took off from Gimhae on an inaugural commercial schedule from Korea to the LPDR. The Lao Airlines Airbus A320 departed from Gimhae around 8 a.m. for its home base in Vientiane. But after one ...

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