U.S. Expected to Revise Ban on Chinese Passenger Airlines
The U.S. Transportation Department plans to revise the order to block Chinese airlines from flying to the United States. The agency is expected to issue the change in the coming days and could allow some Chinese passenger airline flights to continue, Reuters reports. Two days ago, the Transportation Department said it would suspend passenger flights of four Chinese airlines to and from the United States starting June 16. The four airlines affected by the order are Air China, China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines and Xiamen Airlines.
The change of heart comes after China said Thursday that it would ease coronavirus restrictions to allow in more foreign carriers, shortly after Washington said it planned to bar Chinese passenger airlines from flying to the United States.