Flights from China to US drop 95%
The US Transportation Department will relax its previously-announced ban on Chinese passenger flights in the coming days to allow some flights to continue, reported Reuters, citing US government and airline officials.
Washington announced earlier that it intended to bar the Chinese airlines from flying to the United States by June 16 due to China's curbs on US carriers. The announcement was followed by China's decision to ease travel restrictions and allow in more foreign carriers.
The US airlines which will be able to resume flights to China starting on June 8 objected to China’s plan of allowing only one flight per week, according to a Bloomberg report.
>> Total flights flown from China to US experienced a major decline of 95% year-on-year from 1,542 flights in May 2019 to just 84 flights in May this year, while in January 2020 the decline was only 5%, according to aviation data and analytics company Cirium.