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United Airlines to Restart Flights to China

United Airlines to Restart Flights to China

United Airlines said it would resume its service from San Francisco International Airport to Shanghai’s Pudong International Airport on July 8, 2020.
The airline will operate the service, which will include a stop in Seoul, using Boeing 777-300ER aircraft on Wednesdays and Saturdays.  Return flights will operate on Thursdays and Sundays.
Calling it a “point of pride,” the airline said that “resuming service to Shanghai from the United States is a significant …

Europe Poised to Reopen Borders to 14 Countries, But Not to Americans or Russians

After four months, the European Union is preparing to reopen its borders, but the list of countries whose citizens will be able to enter will be very short.
Fourteen to be exact.
The Committee of Permanent Representatives, which is comprised of the ambassadors of EU member countries to the bloc, agreed late Friday to allow citizens of Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, …

Delta Gets Green Light from China to Restart Service to Shanghai

Delta Gets Green Light from China to Restart Service to Shanghai

Delta Air Lines said had received permission from the Chinese government  to restart its service to Shanghai from both Seattle and Detroit, with two weekly flights from each hub.
The Civil Aviation Administration of China said Monday it would allow U.S. airlines to operate four weekly flights to the country.  In addition, the provincial Shanghai government gave Delta permission to restart its service to Shanghai.
Under the agreement with Chinese authorities, the …

Coronavirus News: June 15 – Cases Surge Globally, Beijing Under Lockdown, N.Y. Warns of Another Lockdown

Coronavirus News: June 15 – Cases Surge Globally, Beijing Under Lockdown, N.Y. Warns of Another Lockdown

A new spike in cases in a section of Beijing has resulted in part of the city being placed in lockdown.  The new cases were traced to the Xinfadi food market in the south part of the city. The market provides more than 90% of Beijing’s fruits and vegetables according to state media and is nicknamed the “fruit bowl” of the city.
Health officials said that the rate of infection the United …

In Reversal, China to Allow Limited Number of U.S. Flights

In Reversal, China to Allow Limited Number of U.S. Flights

Reversing an earlier decision, the Chinese government said Thursday that foreign airlines that had been blocked from operating flights to the country amidst coronavirus fears would be allowed to resume a limited number of flights.
The move  lifts a de facto ban on U.S. carriers a day after the Trump Administration banned flights from China operated by Chinese airlines.
The issue arose after the Civil Aviation Authority of China said it was …

U.S. to Suspend Flights to Country by Chinese Airlines

U.S. to Suspend Flights to Country by Chinese Airlines

The U.S. Department of Transportation said it would bar passenger flights from China operated by Chinese airlines.
The order applies to four Chinese airlines – namely Air China, China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines and Hainan Airlines – that have continued to fly between the two countries during the pandemic, albeit at reduced levels. The order is slated to go into effect on June 16, 2020.
The move comes as a result …

Marriott Reopens All Hotels in China

Marriott Reopens All Hotels in China

Marriott International said that it has reopened all of its hotels in China and that it is seeing a recovery in business travel.
The world’s largest hotel company has 350 properties across China.
The company’s CEO, Arne Sorenson, said that occupancy rates at its Chinese hotels is now at 40%, having dipped as low as 7% in January when China was at its peak of coronavirus cases.
Marriott said demand for hotel rooms …