But in recent weeks, there have been signs of a recovery in demand. The number of daily flights increased from late April to the end of May, countries are beginning to lift travel bans and business confidence is slowly recovering in key markets such as China, the United States and Germany, IATA Chief Executive Alexander de Juniac said in a statement on Wednesday. American Airlines resumed DFW-PVG flights twice a week starting November 11, bringing the total number of weekly flights of U.S. airlines to China to 10. As the opposite capital, Hainan Airlines and Sichuan Airlines were able to add Chinese-U.S. flights once a week. However, David Short, USDOT`s Assistant Deputy Secretary for Aviation and International Affairs, said the United States was still “not satisfied” as the previous bilateral agreement on the Air Transport Authority did not include pandemic provisions.   WASHINGTON – The United States and China have agreed to double the number of airlines that airlines in other countries can operate between countries from four to eight per week. There are bilateral agreements that govern aviation rights between the United States and China and cover both human and cargo services. The United States has liberal air transport agreements with many countries, but not with China, Japan, South Africa and some South American countries.
 However, there is no “open skies” agreement between China and the United States, which generally deals with an agreement that allows unlimited flights between countries. The current treaty between the United States and China defines the number of flights allowed. The application process is competitive due to the highly regulated nature of the allocation of line powers between the two countries and the strict limitation of the number of flights. U.S. airlines have tried to win the support of local politicians and the general public to influence the U.S. government in the allocation of routes.  On May 22, USDOT adopted Order 2020-5-4, which introduced flight planning requirements for Chinese airlines flying to the United States. The Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs condemned the restriction on 25 May; On the same day, CAAC sent a letter to the USDOT asking DOT to revoke the Order, stating that the five-one policy was not in contradiction with the 1980 agreement, as “it applies in the same way to all national and international air carriers.”  Other comments suggest that this is one of the embodiments of the growing tensions in bilateral relations that are spreading to the aviation industry.  Sichuan Airlines filed an application with USDOT on May 27 to request the resumption of its U.S.
flights.  On May 11, 2016, Xiamen Airlines announced the connection from Seattle to Shenzhen. The plane`s itinerary began on September 26, 2016 in the city of Xiamen (headquarters of Xiamen Airlines), then the shuttle to Shenzhen before taking the non-stop flight to Seattle. This road ended in September 2019.  The United States