American Airlines Restarts Flights to China

American Airlines announced on Wednesday afternoon it is restarting passenger flights to China, lifting the total number of weekly flights from the United States to 10, as the American government continues to push for more air service between the two largest economies in the world.

American Airlines announced on Wednesday afternoon it is restarting passenger flights to China, lifting the total number of weekly flights from the United States to 10, as the American government continues to push for more air service between the two largest economies in the world.

During a virtual aviation conference, the Department of Transportation’s deputy assistant secretary for aviation and international affairs David Short said that while Beijing and Washington raised the number of flights between the two countries to eight in August, US carriers will now operate 10 per week. However, Short said that the Trump administration is “not satisfied with that.”

An agreement between the United States and China allows both nations to operate more than 100 weekly flights between the two nations. 

“Their carriers and our carriers continue to have the right to exercise all provision provided in the agreement. The problem in this particular situation is that China is not respecting it,” Short said.


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