China News Service, Beijing, June 4 (Huang Yuqin and Li Jingze) In response to the US announcement that it will suspend scheduled flights of Chinese airlines to and from the United States, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said at a regular press conference on June 4 that the Civil Aviation Administration of China and the United States The Ministry of Transport has maintained close communication on flight arrangements between the two countries, and hopes that the US will not create obstacles for both parties to resolve the issue.
In response to a reporter’s question, the US Department of Transportation issued a statement on June 3 stating that in response to the Chinese government’s failure to allow the US carrier to fully exercise its bilateral rights to provide passenger services to and from China, the US side decided to suspend Chinese airlines to and from the US from June 16. Scheduled flights. What is China's comment?
"The US Department of Transportation announced that it will not approve Chinese air transport companies' scheduled passenger flights to the United States since June 16. We are very sorry for this. It is understood that the Civil Aviation Administration of China is strictly involved with the US Department of Transportation." Zhao Lijian responded.
It is reported that on the morning of June 4, the official website of the Civil Aviation Administration of China issued the "Notice of the Civil Aviation Administration on Adjusting International Passenger Flights" (hereinafter referred to as "Notice"). The "Notice" makes it clear that from June 8, 2020, all foreign airlines not listed in the "Phase 5" flight plan can choose a port city with reception capability within the scope of the company's operating license. Operates 1 international passenger flight every week. "Notice" also said that under the premise that the risk is controllable and has the ability to receive support, it is possible to moderately increase the flight growth of some eligible countries.
Another reporter asked, after the Chinese side issued a notice to adjust international passenger flights, can American airlines submit an application for resuming flights accordingly?
"As far as I understand, the Civil Aviation Administration of China and the US Department of Transportation have maintained close communication on flight arrangements between the two countries. The two sides have already made some progress." Zhao Lijian said, "China has also announced relevant policy adjustments. Solve problems and create obstacles." (End)