The United States Government accused China of making it impossible for US airlines to resume their services in Chinese territory, ordering four Chinese airlines to present their flight schedules.
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President Donald Trump’s executive did not impose restrictions on China’s airlines, but said that talks with the country have not led to an agreement.
The U.S. Department of Transportation, which is trying to persuade China to allow the resumption of activity by U.S. passenger airlines on its territory, delayed for a short time earlier this week some Chinese charter flights for failing to comply. with the notification requirements.
In a document published on a US government website consulted by ., the department noted that Delta Air Lines and United Airlines want to resume flights to China in June. Chinese airlines have maintained their flights to the US during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The document says Air China, China Eastern Airlines Corp, China Southern Airlines Co, Hainan Airlines Holding Co and its subsidiaries are required to submit their schedules and other flight details to the U.S. authorities by May 27. The department warned that it could conclude that Chinese flights “are contrary to applicable law or adversely affect the public interest.”
United Airlines declined to comment. The other Chinese and American airlines, the Chinese Civil Aviation Administration (CAAC) and the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs could not be reached for comment.
The department said in a statement that it has “denounced this situation to the Chinese authorities, repeatedly showing its condemnation of China’s failure to allow US airlines to fully exercise their rights, as well as denial to US airlines of their right to compete fairly and equitably with Chinese airlines “, describing the situation as” critical “.
On January 31, the US banned the entry of most non-US citizens who have been in China for the 14 days prior to their trip, but did not impose any restrictions on Chinese flights. Major US airlines voluntarily decided to stop all passenger flights to China in February.