China’s Hainan Airlines is applying to the US Department of Transportation (DOT) to open two Sino-US routes—from Chengdu to Los Angeles and New York—as China’s outbound travel continues to grow. The Haikou-based carrier has received approval from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) to operate the two new routes. It plans to open twice-weekly Chengdu-Los Angeles service in the first quarter of 2017 and 3X-weekly Chengdu-New York service in the second ...

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