Thursday, September 21, 2006

Want to fly direct from D.C. to Beijing?

Then fill out this petition for United Airlines.
United is petitioning the Department of Transportation to be allowed to be the first domestic carrier to have a direct route between Washington, D.C. Dulles (IAD) and Beijing, China (PEK).
Right now, 28 other world capitals have this route to Beijing.
The airline is asking people to add their name and support to the initative; click here to read the petition.


Sarah Colwell said...

Creating a direct flight from Washington D.C. to Beijing would have a large, long-term economic benefit to the D.C. area, according to a George Mason University study.

George Mason University’s Stephen Fuller led an economic impact study that showed the route would generate between $275 million and $333 million in regional economic expansion and create 3,400 to 4,100 new jobs in the D.C. area.

Sarah Colwell said...

Monday, United Airlines filed support materials with the U.S. Department of Transportation, including endorsements from leading experts in transportation, economics and international relations and eight former U.S. Trade Representatives, to create a direct flight from Beijing to Washington D.C.
If the U.S. DOT approves the request, the new daily U.S.-China flight would become available in March 2007.