Flying to China Still a Challenge as Authorities Extend Restrictions

Caixin Global | May 23, 2020 at 6:37 AM
  • Travelers planning summer trips in and out China may continue experiencing difficulties finding plane tickets as the country extends a March policy limiting the number of international flights in response of the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • Dubbed the Five-One policy, the rule limits all domestic airlines to one international flight per week to each country, while foreign airlines can fly into China no more than once per week.
  • A staff member of Delta Air Lines Inc. told Caixin Wednesday that the company applied to resume daily flights linking Shanghai with Seattle and Detroit, but no approval has been granted.