[photopress:United_Airlines.jpg,full,alignright]United Airlines has applied for a daily non-stop service between Guangzhou, capital of south China’s Guangdong Province, and San Francisco in 2008.
A United Airlines press release said San Francisco has the largest Chinese-American population of any city in the United Sates and the proposed route would be the first daily, non-stop US carrier service between the United States and Guangzhou. The new route would operate nonstop on a B777 aircraft with a three-class configuration and 253 seats.
This is yet another example of airlines from the United States moving well ahead of China in operating international flights between the two countries. While the United States complains long and loud about a trade imbalance with China it keeps very quiet about airline routes. That is because the balance in that case is very heavily in favor of the American airlines.
Source: Shanghai Daily