US Bans Flights from China Due to Latter's 'Unfair' Air Travel Policy
The US will ban passenger flights from China from 16 June after the latter refused to let US flights to China resume following the coronavirus outbreak.
The order by the US Department of Transportation applies to four airlines, namely Air China, Hainan Airlines, China Southern Airlines, and China Eastern Airlines.
US President Donald Trump still needs to approve the order.
Beijing's order disallowing more than one weekly flight between China and any given country had effectively stopped US airlines from flying to China.
Delta Airlines, one of the companies that sought to resume flights to China this month, said it supports and appreciates the US government's actions to enforce our rights and ensure fairness.
The US has been at odds with China over the latter's handling of the pandemic, its policies in Hong Kong, and of accusations that China is engaging in unfair trade.