A China Eastern 777-300ER in Los Angeles (Photo: AirlineGeeks | William Derrickson)

The U.S.’s Chinese Air Travel Ban Takes Aim at Crippling Carriers

This Wednesday, after the Chinese government effectively prevented Delta, United and American from resuming service to China, the U.S government stated that Chinese airlines will not be allowed to fly into or out of the U.S. starting on June 16. This order applies to Air China, China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Hainan Airlines, Sichuan Airlines and Xiamen Airlines. It is important to remind that the relations between the countries have deteriorated sharply in recent weeks as officials scuffled over…