Continental Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Northwest Airlines and US Airways yesterday launched formal bids to operate new services to China that will become available as the result of the expanded aviation agreement with the US signed last week. The US Dept. of Transportation will award six new routes between 2007 and 2009 (ATWOnline, May 24) and each of the aforementioned carriers filed official applications yesterday. CO applied to operate a daily Newark-Shanghai service aboard a 285-seat 777 ...

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