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Order 2020-6-1

Center UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY
WASHINGTON, D.C.
Issued by the Department of Transportation
on the 3rd day of June, 2020

Served: June 3, 2020


In the matter of

Air China Limited d/b/a/ Air China; Beijing
Capital Airlines Co., Ltd.; China Eastern
Airlines Corporation Limited; China Southern
Airlines Company Limited; Hainan Airlines
Holding Co. Ltd.; Sichuan Airlines Co., Ltd.;
and Xiamen Airlines

Docket DOT-OST-2020-0052

NOTIFICATION AND ORDER DISAPPROVING SCHEDULES

Summary

The U.S. Department of Transportation (the Department), responding to the failure of the Government of the People’s Republic of China (China) to permit U.S. carriers to exercise the full extent of their bilateral right to conduct scheduled passenger air services to and from China, is suspending the scheduled passenger operations of all Chinese carriers to and from the United States. This order will become effective on June 16, 2020, unless effective sooner pursuant to Ordering Paragraph 2 below.

Background

Civil aviation relations between the Government of the United States of America (USG) and the Government of China are governed by the U.S.-China Civil Air Transport Agreement, as amended (“the Agreement”), concluded on September 17, 1980, and subsequently amended. The Agreement establishes, among other things, rights for the carriers of both parties to provide certain air services between the two countries. For airlines designated by the USG, these rights include, among others, the right to “operate combination and all-cargo services with full traffic

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