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Planes carrying Chinese citizens from Egypt to arrive in Beijing

BEIJING, Feb. 1 (Xinhua) — Two Air China passenger planes carrying 457 Chinese citizens stranded in Egypt are due to arrive in Beijing early morning on Wednesday.

The planes took off from the Cairo International Airport respectively at 11:16 and 15:32 local time (0916 and 1332 GMT) on Tuesday.

The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC), the nation’s aviation authority, said Tuesday it was doing its best to organize flights to Egypt to bring home Chinese tourists stranded in the North African nation.

China has arranged six flights to fly stranded Chinese nationals home, the CAAC said in a statement posted on its website.

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