Beijing – Washington has been at odds over air service since the outbreak of Covid-19.
The U.S. in January suspended 44 flights from China in response to a similar move from Beijing.
In August 2021, the USDOT imposed a limit on four flights of Chinese airlines to carry no more than 40% of capacity for four weeks, after Beijing asked US airlines to do the same.
The US announced the cancellation of 26 flights of 4 Chinese airlines in response to a similar move by Beijing earlier.
Government America on august 25 announced the suspension would apply to 26 flights of airlines China including Xiamen Air, Air China, China Southern Airlines and China Eastern Airlines, from September 5 to September 28.
These flights include 19 flights from Los Angeles and 7 from New York.
This is seen as a response to an earlier similar decision from Chinese officials.