United Airlines yesterday said it applied to operate daily nonstop Washington Dulles-Beijing service beginning in March aboard 747s. It currently operates four daily flights between the countries and announced plans to add 40 weekly transpacific flights following its decision to sell New York JFK-London rights to Delta Air Lines (ATWOnline, July 31) and transfer its JFK-Tokyo Narita route to IAD starting Oct. 28. Washington is the largest US market without nonstop service to China.

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