The agency intends to achieve parity between the US and Chinese airlines.
The US Department of Transportation rejected numerous requests from Chinese airlines for scheduled passenger flights between the PRC and the United States of America.
The authorities motivated their refusal by the need to achieve parity between the airlines of the two countries.
“The US Department of Transportation issued an order today that rejected requests from Chinese carriers for future shipments over the past few weeks based on our initial order of May 22,” the agency’s website said in a statement.
The US Department of Transportation added that the decision was an administrative action aimed at achieving the parity desired by Washington. Air traffic between the USA and China was interrupted after the outbreak of the coronavirus infection pandemic.