More flights between China, US approved
Additional direct service among signals pointing to recovery of aviation market
Air carriers will be allowed to increase, and eventually double, the number of international passenger flights between China and the United States, in a move to better facilitate people's movement between the two countries.
The US Department of Transportation said on Friday that Chinese airlines can increase the total number of weekly round-trip flights to the US to 18, from the current 12, and the number will rise to 24 by Oct 29.
The number will be equal to what China will allow for US airlines. In total, 36 weekly round-trip flights will be allowed to be operated by Chinese and US carriers starting on Sept 1, and 48 beginning on Oct 29.
Source: China Daily