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China/US Air Travel Takes Steps Towards Recovery

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Air China operated its first round-trip flight from Beijing to New York on Sunday after China and the United States reached an agreement to increase the number of between each nation.

  • Chinese airlines can now operate 50 weekly flights, up from the previous 35 in a part of global travel that has been slow to rebound post lockdowns.
  • The increase in flights "is a significant step forward in further normalization of the U.S.-China market in anticipation of the Summer 2024 traffic season," according to the U.S. Transportation Department.
  • More than 150 weekly round-trip passenger flights were allowed by each side before restrictions were imposed in early 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Air China operated its first round-trip flight from Beijing to New York on Sunday after China and the United States reached an agreement to increase the number of between each nation.

  • Chinese airlines can now operate 50 weekly flights, up from the previous 35 in a part of global travel that has been slow to rebound post lockdowns.
  • The increase in flights "is a significant step forward in further normalization of the U.S.-China market in anticipation of the Summer 2024 traffic season," according to the U.S. Transportation Department.
  • More than 150 weekly round-trip passenger flights were allowed by each side before restrictions were imposed in early 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.