China Express resumes operations

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Chinese regional carrier China Express Airlines has resumed its operations, six days after it was grounded by authorities following a landing incident.

"We have resumed about 50% to 60% of our flights today, and we should be operating all our flights in one to two weeks' time," says an airline spokesman.

The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) ordered the carrier to suspend its operations on 1 September, after a Bombardier CRJ200 operated by the airline scraped its right wing against the runway while landing at Guiyang Airport on 28 August.

China Express was ordered by the CAAC to carry out a review of its safety operations before it was allowed to resume flights.

The airline's spokesman says the CRJ200 involved in the incident is still undergoing repairs. The Guiyang-based carrier operates three other CRJ200s,