U.S. will allow Chinese passenger carriers two flights per week

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The United States will permit Chinese passenger air carriers to operate two flights per week after Beijing said it would ease coronavirus-related restrictions to allow in more foreign carriers, the U.S. Transportation Department said on Friday.

On Wednesday, President Donald Trump’s administration said it planned to bar all Chinese passenger airlines from flying to the United States by June 16 due to Beijing’s curbs on U.S. carriers amid the pandemic.

The revised Transportation Department order cuts in half the four weekly round-trip flights Chinese passenger carriers have been flying to the United States and takes effect immediately.

The department said if China takes further steps for U.S. carriers it is “fully prepared to once again revisit the action.” The notice added that the department is “troubled by China’s continued unilateral dictation of the terms of the U.S.-China scheduled passenger air transportation market without respect for the rights of U.S. carriers.”

The announcement defuses a potential new flashpoint in the U.S.-China relationship. The Chinese Embassy in Washington did not immediately comment.

China’s announcement should allow U.S. carriers to resume once-a-week flights into a city of their choice starting on Monday, a fraction of what the U.S.-China aviation agreement allows.

The U.S. limit affects U.S. roundtrip flights by Air China <601111.SS>, China Eastern Airlines Corp, China Southern Airlines Co <600029.SS> and Xiamen Airlines Co. It is not immediately known which flights will be allowed to continue.

There are currently 152 flights scheduled from China to the United States in June, including 92 on United Airlines <UAL.O> and the remainder on Chinese carriers, and 2,118 in July, according to aviation data provider Cirium.

In May, 84 flights flew from China to the United States, down 95% from 2019.

It is also unclear if U.S. carriers will agree to fly just once a week to China when they have sought approval for two or three daily flights.

This article was originally posted on finance.yahoo.com/news/.
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