Aug 2, 2015 12:39 AM by Ross Field
BEIJING (AP) - Chinese authorities will close Beijing's two airports during a military parade next month to mark the end of World War II in Asia.
The Civil Aviation Administration of China said in a statement Saturday that flights will be banned or diverted for three hours from 9:30 a.m. on Sept. 3. to enable the victory parade to pass off smoothly.
They affect Beijing Capital International Airport, the world's second-busiest by passenger traffic, and Nanyuan airport, a former military airfield.
The lavish military parade is to feature aerial displays and China's latest weaponry.
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