U.S., China Reach Air Accord

The U.S. and China reached a landmark agreement


The U.S. and China reached a landmark agreement that officials say will double the number of airlines that can fly between the U.S. and China. A fivefold increase in flights is projected over the next six years.

“This agreement opens new routes for travelers and new doors for American workers,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta.

The Transportation Department on July 23 authorized United Airlines and Northwest Airlines to operate seven flights each per week. At press time, no new flights from the West Coast had been announced.

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