China Allows More International Flights to Revive Economies
Civil Aviation Administration of China noted that it will allow certain eligible countries to increase the number of international passenger flights in and out of the country if the epidemic risks are controllable.
Foreign airlines with no international passenger flights to the country will be allowed to operate one flight per week starting June 8th, it added.
Domestic and overseas airlines that have been operating international flights under restrictions imposed on March 29 will still stick to the previous plan, with domestic airlines flying one flight a week on one route to any country and foreign airlines operating one flight a week to China, the administration said. People from Singapore and six Chinese municipalities and provinces can make essential business or official trips without having to go through the required 14-day quarantine period starting June 8th.
Singapore is the second country in the Asia-Pacific region to develop such a travel fast track with China. On May 1st, Republic of Korea and China opened a tightly controlled corridor between selected cities, including Seoul and Shanghai. The fast-track travel arrangement initiated by China, Singapore and South Korea is considered as a “good start” for the Asia-Pacific economies.