U.S. and China Agree to Double Number of Flights Permitted Between the 2 Nations

By Kurt Stolz on 19 August 2020
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Pre-departure festivities at the gate in 2014 when United launched flights to Chengdu

The United States and China announced plans to double the amount of flights that each nation’s airline will be permitted to operate per week between the two countries.

That figure will go from four to eight.

The move was announced by the U.S. Department of Transportation, which said that China’s aviation authority had decided to permit an expanded number of flights to be operated by United Airlines and Delta Air Lines.

United Airlines, shortly after the news broke, said it would double the frequency of its flights between San Francisco and Shanghai via Seoul from two to four, starting on September 4.

Prior to the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, airlines operated over 300 flights per week between the two countries.  That air traffic literally came to a standstill when President Trump banned flights from China in late January amidst early fears over the outbreak.

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