American Airlines announced on Wednesday that it is restarting passenger flights to China. Thus, the total number of weekly flights from the United States of America (USA) to China increases to 10. American Airlines stopped passenger flights to China in February due to the coronavirus, then Chinese airlines had to stop travel. It then agreed in June to allow four weekly flights between the two countries. This number increased to eight in August.
However, American Airlines has insisted on not launching flights to China until the end of October. Now US carriers will operate 10 flights a week, but David Short, deputy secretary of the Ministry of Transport for aviation and international affairs, said at a virtual aviation conference held on Wednesday that the US was 'not happy'. allows more than 100 flights per week between the country.
American Airlines said its first passenger flight to China since February will depart from DFW International Airport in Texas and land at Shanghai's Pudong airport via Seoul. Other US carriers United Airlines and Delta Air Lines currently operate four flights a week to China.
Analysts argue that in the US at a time when the Covid-19 pandemic is getting serious, American Airlines' resumption of passenger flights to China may increase the risk of the spread of the epidemic.
After 9 cases and 5 asymptomatic cases were detected during the trip between Los Angeles and Tianjin, China on November 4, the voyage with the code CA988 was stopped for a week according to the regulations of the Chinese Civil Aviation Administration.
Source: China International Radio