China’s Hainan Airlines is applying to the US Department of Transportation (DOT) to open routes this year from Chongqing to Los Angeles in the first quarter and New York JFK in the second quarter. The carrier plans to operate these two routes 8X- or 9X-monthly using a Boeing 787. The two routes have been approved by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC), which may mean a lost opportunity for Air China, which also applied to the CAAC to operate Chongqing-Los Angeles ...

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