China banned the Emirates to expand operations on its territory

© AFP 2017 / Greg WoodСтюардессы Emirates airlines. Archival photoChina banned the Emirates to expand operations on its territory© 2017 AFP / Greg Wood

The civil aviation administration of China has temporarily banned the Dubai-based airline Emirates to open new routes and expand its fleet in China after violations during the two flights, reports the Xinhua news Agency.

It is reported that in April one of the aircraft, performing a domestic flight, broke the high-altitude mode. The second violation occurred during a flight in may and the pilots temporarily lost communication with the control center.

The ban will be valid for six months. In addition, the airline will have to pay a fine of 29 million yuan (about 4.3 thousand dollars).