Us China Air Service Agreement
On May 7, American Airlines began a non-stop flight from Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) to Beijing.  In April 2000, United Airlines terminated operations in Shanghai-Tokyo and launched the first non-stop flight between the United States and China from San Francisco to Shanghai. In June 2000, United Airlines terminated operations in Beijing-Tokyo and launched the non-stop flight from Beijing to San Francisco. This replacement occurred as a result of restrictions on the number of flights authorized under the 1999 Air Services Agreement.  Since then, all Chinese routes served by United Airlines have been non-stop. United, Beijing-Tokyo flights resumed on 26 October, temporarily replacing the Dulles-Beijing non-stop service (suspended for the winter season). The United Dulles-Beijing service runs all year round. China Eastern resumed flights to Shanghai-San Francisco in April.  On December 7, 2017, Air China launched a non-stop flight between Shenzhen and Los Angeles.  In September 2011, China Eastern launched a non-stop service between Shanghai and Honolulu.
 On June 11, 2014, American Airlines flew from Dallas/Fort Worth to Shanghai and flew to Hong Kong.  In accordance with an agreement between the two countries, negotiations for an open skies agreement are expected to begin no later than 25 March 2010.   The United States has implemented open-air air travel with more than 125 partners. These include several important agreements dealing with rights and commitments with several aviation partners: the 2001 Multilateral Agreement on the Liberalization of International Air Transport (MALIAT) with New Zealand, Singapore, Brunei and Chile, to which Tonga and Mongolia subsequently joined; the 2007 Air Services Agreement with the European Union and its Member States; 2011 agreement between the United States of America, the European Union and its Member States, Iceland and Norway. The United States maintains more restrictive air transport agreements with a number of other countries, including China. Most air services are excluded from U.S. trade agreements. When air services are included, the scope is very limited. In these cases, the Office of International Aviation cooperates with the Office of the United States Trade Representative and the State Department to ensure that these provisions are consistent with U.S. aviation policy.
In the General Service Tariff Agreement (GATS), the Air Services Annex explicitly limits air service coverage to aircraft repair and maintenance operations, computerized reservation systems, and the sale and marketing of air transport. Under our bilateral and multilateral free trade agreements (FTAs), air service coverage is limited to aircraft repair and maintenance services and specialized air services. For more information, please contact us. China Southern added a direct flight between Guangzhou and New York on August 6, 2014.  Hong Kong, which was the British colony until 1981 and the British territory from 1981 to 1997, is now part of China, but has a separate air agreement with the United States.  Macau, once ruled by Portugal but now ruled by China, also concluded a separate air agreement with the United States. Taiwan is de facto under the control of the Taipei-based government and not Beijing. Due to the separation of diplomatic relations with the Republic of China (Taiwan) by the United States in 1978 to establish relations with the People`s Republic of China and the fact that the continental government does not control Taiwan, there is no agreement on air services between the United States over Taiwan. However, there is an air transport agreement between the American Institute of Taiwan and the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States.  On March 9, 2016, United announced that it is entering the Chinese city of Hangzhou from San Francisco, the company`s fifth destination in mainland China.