Airlines battle to provide lucrative flights to China
By Ian Swanson
July 31, 2007
Half a dozen commercial airlines have enlisted members of Congress and the Senate in their fight to win the rights to operate several lucrative new flights to China that the Department of Transportation (DoT) is expected to authorize this fall.
The access is particularly important because of China’s growing importance in international business and trade. U.S. exports to China have grown by 240 percent since 2000, and total U.S. investment in China now stands at $52 billion.
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