United announces July 8 resumption of U.S.-China flights: two flights a week

On June 30, United Airlines (United) announced that it would resume operations on July 8, operating twice a week, according to media reports. Reported that United will be the first to resume flights on July 8 Shanghai Pudong-San Francisco, through Seoul Incheon Airport, by boeing 777-300ER aircraft, operating twice a week. Passengers can return to Shanghai on this flight from San Francisco on Wednesdays and Saturdays, or from Shanghai to San Francisco every Thursday and Sunday.

United announces July 8 resumption of U.S.-China flights: two flights a week

It was previously reported that American Airlines stopped flights between China and the United States after the U.S. government announced a shutdown in February, with only Chinese companies having four flights a week.

In March this year, the Civil Aviation Administration of China announced five one-flight standards, each domestic airline operating to any country’s routes can only retain one, each route operating no more than one weekly flight; However, because the U.S. company at that time voluntarily cut off flights, did not apply for flights.

To this end, on the evening of June 3, the U.S. Department of Transportation suddenly issued new rules, announced that from June 16 to ban Chinese airlines flights to the United States, may also take effect in advance, will affect Air China, China Southern Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, Hainan Airlines, Xiamen Airlines and other airlines.

Then on June 4, the Civil Aviation Administration of China issued a notice on the adjustment of international passenger flights, the number of international passenger flights to adjust, and for the first time proposed incentives, fuse measures, but did not deliberately for the United States to make special provisions.

On June 5th things took a turn for the worse: the U.S. Department of Transportation plans to issue a revised order in the coming days that could allow some Chinese airliners to continue flying to China and the U.S.,media quoted U.S. government and airline officials as saying.

On June 15th it was reported that united and Delta Air Lines, two U.S. airlines, had received approval from the Civil Aviation Authority to resume flights, and the flight dispute between China and the United States came to an end.

On June 25, Delta Air Lines resumed its Seattle-Shanghai Pudong flight, operating twice a week, becoming the first U.S. airline to resume flights between China and the United States.

With United’s announcement of a resumption of flights, there were only four flights a week between China and the United States. Now, when the two U.S. companies return, they have become american airlines with four flights a week, doubling their capacity.