Throwback Thursday: Historic Airline Schedule Snapshot – China - USA Air Links

In partnership with our Airline Route blog, Routesonline is launching a new weekly 'Historic Airline Schedule Snapshot' as part of our Throwback Thursday series, where we look back at the historic flight operations of a current or defunct airline.

This special edition of our series for Routes Asia, which opens in Kunming, China, this weekend, looks at the evolution of China – USA passenger traffic from 1995 to 2015. Taking five-year intervals, we look at how direct connectivity between the two counties has improved. All the information listed is weekly round-trip services with summer season referring to peak travel season in July and August.

CHINA - USA AIR SERVICES IN SUMMER 1995
Route  Frequency  Aircraft Type  Operator
Beijing - Anchorage – New York JFK Two  74M Air China
Beijing - San Francisco Three  74E Air China
Beijing – Shanghai – Los Angeles Three  M11 China Eastern Airlines
Beijing – Tokyo – Los Angeles Three  747 Northwest Airlines
Beijing – Tokyo – Newark Seven 747 United Airlines
Shanghai – Beijing – Seattle – Chicago Two  M11 China Eastern Airlines
Shanghai – Tokyo – Los Angeles One  747 Northwest Airlines
Shanghai – Tokyo – San Francisco Seven  747 United Airlines
CHINA - USA AIR SERVICES IN SUMMER 2000
Route  Frequency  Aircraft Type  Operator
Beijing – Detroit Four 744 Northwest Airlines
Beijing - San Francisco Seven 744 United Airlines
Beijing – Shanghai – Los Angeles Four 744 / 74E Air China
Beijing – Shanghai – Los Angeles Seven M11 China Eastern Airlines
Beijing – Shanghai – San Francisco Five 744 / 74E Air China
Beijing – Tokyo – Detroit Three 744 Northwest Airlines
Guangzhou – Los Angeles Four 772 China Southern Airlines
Shanghai – Detroit Two 744 Northwest Airlines
Shanghai – San Francisco Seven 744 United Airlines
Shanghai – Tokyo – Detroit Four 744 Northwest Airlines
Shanghai – Tokyo – Los Angeles Seven 744 United Airlines
CHINA - USA AIR SERVICES IN SUMMER 2005
Route  Frequency  Aircraft Type  Operator
Guangzhou – Tokyo – Honolulu Seven 757 / 744 Northwest Airlines
Guangzhou – Los Angeles Four 772 China Southern Airlines
Beijing – Tokyo – Detroit Seven 332 / 744 Northwest Airlines
Beijing – Newark Seven 772 Continental Airlines
Beijing – New York JFK Seven 744 Air China
Beijing – Los Angeles Six 744 Air China
Beijing – Chicago Seven 744 United Airlines
Beijing – San Francisco Seven 744 United Airlines
Shanghai – Tokyo – Detroit Seven 744 Northwest Airlines
Shanghai – Los Angeles Seven 346 China Eastern Airlines
Shanghai – Chicago Seven 772 United Airlines
Shanghai – San Francisco Five 74E Air China
Shanghai – San Francisco Seven 744 United Airlines
CHINA - USA AIR SERVICES IN SUMMER 2010
Route  Frequency  Aircraft Type  Operator
Beijing – Chicago Seven 772 American Airlines
Beijing – Chicago Seven 772 United Airlines
Beijing – Los Angeles Seven 74E Air China
Beijing – New York JFK Seven 744 Air China
Beijing – Newark Seven 772 Continental Airlines
Beijing – San Francisco
Seven 74E Air China
Beijing – San Francisco Seven 744 United Airlines
Beijing – Seattle Five 763 Delta Air Lines
Beijing – Seattle Four 330 Hainan Airlines
Beijing – Washington Seven 772 United Airlines
Guangzhou – Los Angeles Four 772 China Southern Airlines
Shanghai – Chicago Seven 772 American Airlines
Shanghai – Chicago Seven 772 United Airlines
Shanghai – Detroit Seven 772 / 77L Delta Air Lines
Shanghai – Los Angeles Seven 346

China Eastern Airlines

Shanghai – New York JFK Seven 346 China Eastern Airlines
Shanghai – Newark Seven 772 Continental Airlines
Shanghai – San Francisco Seven 744 United Airlines
CHINA - USA AIR SERVICES IN SUMMER 2015
Route  Frequency  Aircraft Type  Operator
Beijing – Boston Seven 788 Hainan Airlines
Beijing – Chicago Seven 772 American Airlines
Beijing – Chicago Seven 788 Hainan Airlines
Beijing – Chicago Seven 744 United Airlines
Beijing – Dallas Seven 788 American Airlines
Beijing – Detroit Seven 332 Delta Air Lines
Beijing – Honolulu Three 332 Air China
Beijing – Honolulu Three 332 Hawaiian Airlines
Beijing – Houston
Seven 77W Air China
Beijing - Los Angeles Twenty One 77W Air China
Beijing - New York JFK Fourteen 74H / 77W Air China
Beijing - Newark
Seven 772 United Airlines
Beijing – San Francisco Seven 74H Air China
Beijing – San Francisco Seven 744 United Airlines
Beijing – San Jose
Five 788 Hainan Airlines
Beijing – Seattle Seven 332 Delta Air Lines
Beijing – Seattle Seven 332 Hainan Airlines
Beijing – Washington Four 77W Air China
Beijing – Washington Seven 772 United Airlines
Chengdu - San Francisco Seven 788 United Airlines
Guangzhou – Los Angeles Eleven 388 / 788 China Southern Airlines
Guangzhou – New York JFK
Eleven 77W China Southern Airlines
Guangzhou – San Francisco
Four 788 China Southern Airlines
Shanghai – Chicago Seven 772 American Airlines
Shanghai – Chicago Seven 744 United Airlines
Shanghai – Dallas
Seven 772 American Airlines
Shanghai – Detroit Seven 744 Delta Air Lines
Shanghai – Honolulu
Seven 332

China Eastern Airlines

Shanghai – Los Angeles Seven 772

American Airlines

Shanghai – Los Angeles Seven 77L Delta Air Lines 
Shanghai – Los Angeles Fourteen 77W / 332 China Eastern Airlines
Shanghai – Los Angeles Seven 789 United Airlines
Shanghai – New York JFK Seven 77W China Eastern Airlines
Shanghai – Newark Seven 772 United Airlines
Shanghai – San Francisco Seven 332 China Eastern Airlines
Shanghai – San Francisco Fourteen 744 / 772 United Airlines
Shanghai – Seatlle
Seven 332 Delta Air Lines
Wuhan – San Francisco Three 788 China Southern Airlines