American Airlines has made the decision to cut flights to two major Chinese cities. The airline cited a drop in demand as the reason for the cuts.
American Airlines will cut services between Seattle Tacoma and Shanghai as well as between Dallas-Fort Worth and Beijing. The airline’s decision follows declining demand for flights between the United States and China due to ongoing trade tensions between the two countries.
From October 29, the American carrier will stop its weekly flights to the two Chinese cities.
American Airlines is one of several US airlines to reduce operations in China in response to the country’s slowing economic growth and heightened tension stemming from the ongoing trade war. China’s economic growth has slowed to its weakest level in nearly three decades.
Although American Airlines has reduced its services, the airline will continue to offer flights to several other cities in China, including Hong Kong, Beijing and Shanghai. The company has a strong presence in the Asian market and remains committed to serving its passengers in the region.