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EXCLUSIVE-U.S. accuses China of blocking U.S. flights, demands action

Reuters | Washington DC | Updated: 23-05-2020 11:16 IST | Created: 23-05-2020 08:04 IST
EXCLUSIVE-U.S. accuses China of blocking U.S. flights, demands action
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The U.S. Transportation Department late on Friday accused the Chinese government of making it impossible for U.S. air carriers to resume service to China and ordered Chinese air carriers to file flight schedules with the U.S. government. The administration of President Donald Trump stopped short of imposing restrictions on Chinese air carriers but said talks with China had failed to produce an agreement.

In an order seen by Reuters, the Transportation Department called the situation "critical" because both Delta Air Lines and United Airlines want to resume flights to China in June, even as Chinese carriers have continued U.S. flights during the COVID-19 pandemic. The order said Chinese carriers, including Air China China Eastern Airlines Corp, China Southern Airlines Co, and Hainan Airlines Holding Co, must file schedules and other details of flights by May 27.

On Jan. 31, the U.S. government barred most non-U.S. citizens from traveling to the United States who had been in China within the previous 14 days but did not impose any restrictions on Chinese flights.

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)


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