The Chinese government plans to maintain its restrictions on international flights due to the coronavirus pandemic until at least October. This emerges from several national media reports and quotes sources that are close to the talks.
Although Chinese national air traffic has returned to half its pre-crisis level, the air traffic control agency is still restricting flights from abroad, the business magazine Caixin said on Saturday.
The “five-one” rule has been in effect since the end of March, which allows only one flight per week and airline on one route to one country.
Earlier this week the 21st Century Business Herald newspaper reported that the rule would be implemented “at least until October”, according to an instruction from the airline.