US Dept. of Transportation yesterday tentatively granted Oregon-based Evergreen International Airlines authority to operate six weekly roundtrip cargo flights between New York JFK and Shanghai from March 25. Flights would make stops at Chicago O'Hare, Dallas/Fort Worth and Columbus. Evergreen is scheduled to take delivery of three 747-400BCFs next year. FedEx, Northwest Airlines, Polar Air Cargo and UPS are the four US carriers that currently have US-China freighter rights.

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