US airlines vie for China route |
Ann/ China Daily
United Airlines has plans to start new flight services between California and two Chinese cities in next two years to exploit the booming US-China route, but the airline is facing stiff competition from other US carriers.
In an application submitted last month to the US Department of Transportation, United said it planned daily nonstop flights between Los Angeles and Shanghai beginning in 2009, and between San Francisco and Guangzhou in 2008.
Supported by city officials, business leaders and California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, the planned new services are expected to bring thousands of jobs, boost tourism and generate millions of dollars a year for local economy.