The Transportation Department approved two new nonstop air routes between the U.S. and China, handing big wins to United Airlines and Delta Air Lines. United was green-lighted for a San Francisco-Guangzhou route and Delta for an Atlanta-Shanghai route. The department also recommended letting four other carriers -- American, Continental, Northwest, and US Airways -- start routes in 2009. (Chicago Tribune)
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September 26, 2007
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