On May 22nd, the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) ordered Chinese airlines to file schedules after the US government accused China of blocking US airlines from restarting flights to Mainland China. Now, Chinese airlines have filed those schedules with the DOT. Simple Flying has extensively reviewed these documents. Here’s where these airlines are flying now.
Hainan Airlines is currently not flying any flights to the United States. However, from July 1st, the airline plans on restarting flights from Beijing to Boston and Seattle. The airline will use a combination of Boeing 787, Airbus A330, and Airbus A350s to serve Beijing (PEK)- Boston Logan (BOS) and PEK-Seattle (SEA) daily. These schedules are subject to approval by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC).
China Southern Airlines
China Southern is currently flying a once-weekly rotation between its hub in Guangzhou and Los Angeles (LAX). This flight departs Guangzhou (CAN) on Saturdays while the return operates on Sundays.
Air China is currently operating a triangle route from Beijing to Los Angeles to Tianjin to Beijing. Using a Boeing 777-300ER, Air China flies from Beijing to Los Angeles on Sundays. The return flight departs LAX on Sunday. The Tianjin to Beijing segment operates on Tuesdays.
China Eastern Airlines
China Eastern is currently flying a once-weekly flight between Shanghai Pudong (PVG) and New York. On Tuesdays, a Boeing 777-300ER operates between PVG and JFK. The return flight from JFK to PVG runs on Thursdays.
Xiamen Airlines is currently flying a once-weekly flight from Xiamen (XMN) to Los Angeles. Using a combination of Boeing 787-8s and -9s, the flight departs XMN on Sundays. Return flights from LAX depart on Mondays. The airline also codeshares with China Southern’s A380 service between Guangzhou and Los Angeles.
Sichuan Airlines is planning on resuming US flights from Friday, June 12th. The airline will use either Airbus A350-900s or Airbus A330-200s on a Chengdu – Hangzhou (HGH) – Los Angeles – Hangzhou – Chengdu routing.
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