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Delta Airlines will begin flying the additional flights from August 24. One weekly flight will be added to the Detroit-Shanghai and Seattle-Shanghai route via Seoul.
The US government still hopes China will agree to restore full U.S. flight rights under their bilateral aviation agreement, the Transportation Department has said, adding as China allows additional flights it will respond in kind, Reuters reported. Before COVID-19, more than 100 weekly flights were in operation between the two nations.