Washington will suspend flights to chinese companies and to the United States

Washington va suspendre des vols de compagnies chinoises de et vers les États-Unis

NEW YORK | The administration of Donald Trump is going to temporarily ban flights by chinese airlines from and to destination of the United States, because Beijing has not allowed the us carriers to resume activity in China despite the déconfinement.

This prohibition will take effect on June 16, but it is not excluded that the implementation of this measure would intervene before that date if the president, Donald Trump decided, announced Wednesday the department of Transportation (DoT).

“The u.s. airlines were asked to take over the service (in China), from the 1st of June. The failure of the chinese government to approve their applications is a violation of the agreement on air transport, has blasted the department.

Delta Air Lines and United Airlines had suspended in February and in march their flights to and from China due to the pandemic of the COVID-19, but wished to resume activity in the country this month.

They still have not received the green light from the civil aviation authorities of china, which, however, were authorized in march the local airlines to operate a flight per week from and to a foreign country. This limitation is intended to contain the spread of the virus.

Currently, four chinese airlines operate flights between the United States and China against zero for the american groups, according to the DoT.

The us decision to intervene in the full resurgence of tensions between Beijing and Washington.

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