Attention! China to Increase More Int’l Flights- Rules Relaxed
According to the news from the Civil Aviation Resource Network on June 19, 2022, many airlines have recently announced further plans for resuming international flights to and from China.
And the suspension policy for inbound international flights has also been adjusted.
Under the premise of ensuring the epidemic prevention, China will gradually and steadily increase regular international passenger flights.
A. between China and Asian countries
According to the Vietnam Aviation Administration, on June 16, China has approved airlines from both countries to operate two flights per week (previously, one flight per week).
On June 14, the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) discussed with Thailand's eight major airlines on the issue of resuming flights to China after businessmen and students were allowed to return.
The Chinese side allowed Thailand to carry out two flights to China per week. The airlines that have submitted applications to the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand include Thai Airways International, Thai Smile Airways, Thai Lion Air and Thai AirAsia.
The planned routes include Bangkok to Guangzhou flights carried out by Thai Airways Internationa, Bangkok to Kunming flights carried out by VietJet Air, and flights from Bangkok to Nanning carried out by Nok Air.
China Southern will increase the number of flights to and from Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Turkey. International flights will increase from 36 to 48 per week in June (round trip flights are counted as 2 flights), and the number of navigable countries will increase from the original 20 to 27.
From July, China Southern Airlines will resume the following routes:
Urumqi - Bishkek(Kyrgyz Republic);
Urumqi - Ashgabat (Turkmenistan);
Urumqi - Dushanbe (Tajikistan);(1 flight per two weeks for above)
Shenzhen - Moscow, once flight per week;
Guangzhou - Delhi, one flight every two weeks.
B. between China and US
Air China has formally applied to the U.S. Department of Transportation for the following two flights (both were scheduled to be cancelled):
September 13 (Tuesday) CA769/CA770, Shenzhen-Los Angeles round-trip flight
October 11 (Tuesday) CA769/CA770, Shenzhen-Los Angeles round-trip flight
C.between China and Europe, Africa
Hainan Airlines has secured additional flight quotas to and from Italy.
From June 20, Sichuan Airlines’s Chengdu - Cairo flights will be increased to twice a week.
According to confirmation from multiple sources, from June 1, the statistical time for the suspension policy on international flights to China has been adjusted from 7 days after landing to 5 days after landing, and the rest of the conditions remain unchanged.
Traveling and tickets agents believe that shortening the post-landing statistics time will help reduce flight suspension. Of course, the average incubation period of the Omicron mutant virus is 2-3 days generally, the adjustment is still a good thing.
The Authority said at a press conference that, the Civil Aviation Administration will dynamically adjust the arrangement of international passenger flights while maintaining basic connections with 54 countries on regular international passenger routes.
Sources: CAAT, CAAC (中国民航局), China Daily News
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