US avenges China’s COVID airline policies by suspending 26 flights in 'one-for-one response'

The US is striking back at China for a spate of recent flight cancellations.

Its “one-for-one response” will see 26 flights by Chinese carriers suspended this September.

Earlier this month, the Chinese government suspended 26 American, Delta and United Airlines flights to comply with revised COVID regulations.

Why did China cancel flights by US carriers?

As part of the China’s ‘circuit-breaker’ policy, it penalises international airlines arriving with COVID-positive passengers.

In August, Chinese authorities announced that if 4 per cent or more of a flight’s passengers test positive for COVID-19 on arrival in China, the airline will face one flight suspension on that route. If the number reaches 8 per cent, two flights will be

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