China, US to boost passenger airline flights to 12 weekly round-trip flights – USDOT
China, US to boost passenger airline flights to 12 weekly round-trip flights – USDOT

China, US to boost passenger airline flights to 12 weekly round-trip flights – USDOT

The US Transportation Department (USDOT) issued an order approving Chinese airlines to increase their US passenger services to 12 weekly round-trip flights, equivalent to the number Chinese authorities will allow for US carriers.

American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, and United Airlines will be approved to operate four weekly round-trip flights between the US and the China, USDOT said on Wednesday.

That brings each country’s passenger flights to 12 total round trips effective immediately, still a fraction of the number before the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic.