Citing the "potential to benefit the greatest number of passengers," the US Dept. of Transportation yesterday awarded United Airlines the tentative right to operate a new daily service between Washington Dulles and Beijing as early as March 25, thus ending months of lobbying by the four legacy carriers hoping to fly nonstop to the world's fastest-growing large aviation market. "As difficult as the final choice will be, ultimately the goal is to do everything in our power to expand service, ...

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