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fly through or fly over?

I read the following words from newspaper:

South Korea's military said Thursday its planes flew through the zone this week without informing China and with no apparent interference. Japan also said its planes have continuing to fly through it after the Chinese announcement, while the Philippines, locked in an increasingly bitter dispute with Beijing over South China Sea islands, said it also was rejecting China's declaration.

I feel that the word " through" should be replaced by "over". Am I right? I'm not sure about it.

For learning: English
Base language: English
Category: Language



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    no, it will change the meaning

    Airspace extends upwards as far as you like. So you cannot go over it.

    You fly over a country or through its airspace.

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