American Airlines said it is restarting passenger flights to China on Wednesday, lifting the total number of U.S. weekly flights to 10 as the U.S. government continues to push for more air service between the world's two largest economies.
The United States and China agreed in June to start allowing four weekly flights between the two nations after travel was halted earlier in the year due to the coronavirus. They raised the number to eight in August.
Now U.S. carriers will operate 10 flights per week, but the United States is “not satisfied” with that, the Department of Transportation’s deputy assistant secretary for aviation and international affairs, David Short, said at a virtual aviation conference on Wednesday.
Among other U.S. carriers, United Airlines and Delta Air Lines are currently operating four weekly flights each to China.
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