I do want to emphasize the importance of AA’s new partnership with CZ, and the latter’s growing hub at Beijing-Daxing. PXK will be a huge bolster to AA’s connecting network in Asia, especially in China. Look for AA and CZ to get even closer.
I would not over estimate the CZ contribution.
Connecting in China has never been the smoothest customer thing even at an uber international airport like PVG due to Chinese regulatory red tape.
Also with a mere single AA flight into PKX and a big question mark what a post-COVID CZ network will really look at PKX, one can have doubts about connectivity effectiveness.
Lastly, without open-skies, AA-CZ cant enjoy true benefits of a JV, instead limited to a glorified codeshare and FF benefits.