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Jul 16, 2007

US Transportation Secretary Mary Peters and Chinese Minister of Civil Aviation Yang Yuanyuan this week officially signed the expanded aviation agreement reached in May. The deal more than doubles passenger flights between the nations by 2012 and removes all restrictions on cargo flights by 2011. Speaking at the signing ceremony in Seattle, Peters said, "Our goal is to make flying from places like Seattle to China as easy as flying to New York or Boston today." She added that the accord would "generate for the airline industry as much as $5 billion in passenger and cargo revenues over the next six years." Jul 11, 2007

US Weighs Tripling Compensation For Bumped Flights Airlines would have to triple compensation for passengers involuntarily bumped from flights under one proposal being considered by US transportation officials. Jul 10, 2007

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