The decision will affect the following flights of Air China, China Eastern, China Southern, and XiamenAir beginning Sept. 5 and going through Sept. 28:
|Sep 6, Sep 13, Sep 20, and Sep 27|
|Sep 18, and Sep 25|
|Sep 7, Sep 12, Sep 14, Sep 19, Sep 21, Sep 26, and Sep 28|
|Sep 10, Sep 12, Sep 17 and Sep 19|
|Sep 5, Sep 8, Sep 12, Sep 15, Sep 19, Sep 22, and Sep 26|
According to Reuters, the spokesman for the Chinese Embassy in the US made a statement calling the move by the USDOT as “extremely irresponsible” and “groundlessly suspended Chinese airline flights”.
The embassy said the the CAAC circuit breaker measures are fair, transparent, applied to Chinese and foreign airlines alike, and consistent with bilateral air transport agreements.
Since the pandemic outbreak, China and the United States have been constantly in dispute over the issue of flights suspension.