The US Department of Transportation (DOT) has granted American Airlines’ request to delay the start of its proposed Los Angeles-Beijing service until Sept. 16. The move gives American six months to secure commercially viable slots at Beijing, but denies its request for a one-year extension. Dallas/Fort Worth-based American had argued for a one-year extension if it was not able to get commercially viable slot times from China’s civil aviation regulator. The DOT’s notice ...

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