June 4, 2020 / 9:30 AM / a month ago

China says 95 foreign airlines can apply to resume flights

(Reuters) - China’s aviation authority said on Thursday that 95 foreign airlines that have suspended services to China can now apply to resume flights, according to the agency’s official newspaper.

It estimated the number of weekly international flights would increase by 50 from June 8, from 150 flights currently.

The average of passengers arriving per day would rise to 4,700, up from around 3,000 now, said the website of caacnews, the official newspaper for the Civil Aviation Administration of China.

Reporting by Stella Qiu and Se Young Lee; Editing by Andrew Heavens

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