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U.S.-China flights still down 94% as post-COVID recovery delayed

Asia-bound travel bounces back for American carriers, but not on Chinese routes

U.S. airlines cite a recovery in travel demand for routes across the Pacific, except those to China.   © Reuters

NEW YORK -- Nearly four months after China reopened its borders, nonstop commercial flights to and from the U.S. remain down 94% from pre-pandemic levels even as American carriers seen a rebound in travel to other Asian destinations.

Eighty-five flights are scheduled across 10 routes from the U.S. to mainland China this month, compared with the 1,506 across 50 routes that flew in April 2019, data from aviation analytics firm Cirium shows.

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