Trump Administration To Ban Chinese Airlines From Flying To U.S.

Donald Trump To Ban Chinese Airlines Flying Into US
Four Chinese carriers will be affected Photo: Getty

Donald Trump is planning to block Chinese airlines from flying to and from the United States from mid-June. This ban resulted after the Chinese government delayed granting US carriers permission to operate scheduled flights.

According to Reuters, the restriction will come into effect on 16th June. This restriction applies to Air China, China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines and Hainan Airlines.

As reported by several sources, Trump's administration will today publish an order banning Chinese carriers from flying to and from the United States from 16th June.

Delta Air Lines asked China to resume flights. Photo: Airbus

Delta Air Lines and United Airlines have asked the CAAC to resume flights to China this month. Chinese carriers have been operating flights to US during the pandemic as well. However, China delayed to grant the permission. 

This ban would likely remain in place until the CAAC allows US carriers to operate schedule flights to China.

Donald Trump To Ban Chinese Airlines Flying Into US
Donald Trump To Ban Chinese Airlines Flying Into US Photo: Getty

This ban is being implemented as the US doesn't feel that China is allowing it to exercise its bilateral rights fully. As reported by CNBC, the order says:

"Should the CAAC adjust its policies to bring about the necessary improved situation for U.S. carriers, the Department is fully prepared to revisit the action it has announced in this order."

This ban will come into effect from mid-June Photo: Getty

On 22nd of May, Trump's administration accused the Chinese government of making it impossible to US carriers to resume scheduled flights to China and also ordered four Chinese carriers to file flight schedules with the US government.

However, "China remains unable to say when it will revise its rule to allow U.S. carriers to reinstate scheduled passenger flights," said the Transportation Department on Wednesday.

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