Air China will open Shenzhen-Los Angeles direct services Dec. 7 to replace the current Shenzhen-Beijing-Los Angeles route, which opened Feb. 1 in response to the increase in Chinese outbound traffic. The new direct Boeing 787-9 service will be 3X weekly. In 2016, the number of passengers booking round trips between China and the US exceeded 5 million, up 5.3% over 4.8 million in 2015. For the 10-year 2005-2015 period, this number reached more than 30 million. In recent years, the ...

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