Transporting The Sleeping Giant :: US-China Flights to Double by 2012

According to the Associated Press yesterday, daily passenger flights between the USA and China will more than double by 2012. Also, air cargo companies will have virtually unlimited access to China as part of an aviation agreemement.

“Piece by piece, we are making it easier, cheaper, and more convenient to fly people and ship goods between our two countries,” Transportation Secretary Mary E. Peters said.

Under this accord, U.S. carriers will be able to operate as many as 23 daily roundtrip flights by 2012, more than double the 10 daily flights today. This agreement will also allow the US to designate three more airlines to fly to China.

Earlier in 2007, United Airlines won a new route, though American Airlines will bid for new China flights soon and Delta Air Lines Inc. also wants to make it one of its premier destinations.

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