Washington Pressures China to Let U.S. Airlines Come Back

Caixin Global | May 25, 2020 at 8:23 PM
  • The U.S. will require that all Chinese airlines flying between the two countries to submit their plans at least 30 days in advance of actual flights, a move that one observer said could be aimed at pressuring Beijing to allow American carriers to resume flights to China.
  • Caixin has learned that of the three main American carriers flying between the two countries, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines and American Airlines, applied as early as April to resume some of their flights.
  • The DOT’s steps included requiring seven Chinese carriers to file their existing flight schedules with the department by Wednesday.