Route Ideas: List of All China-US Direct Flights in Peak Time (Pre-Covid)

I recently came across an interesting article about all the direct flights between China (Mainland) and the US in pre-Covid time. Since those routes are hard to find after nearly 5 years, I’d like to share them with you.

These routes can be great ideas for your next long-haul flight as we’ve got plenty of Chinese and US livery available for those flights now (compared with 5 years ago), and a bunch of the airports are 3D. Hope you find them helpful!

Air China πŸ‡¨πŸ‡³

Departure Arrival Aircraft
Beijing Capital (ZBAA) Honululu (PHNL) A330-200
Beijing Capital (ZBAA) Houston (KIAH)** 777-300ER
Beijing Capital (ZBAA) Los Angeles (KLAX) 777-300ER / 787-9
Beijing Capital (ZBAA) Newark (KEWR) 777-300ER
Beijing Capital (ZBAA) New York (KJFK) 747-8I / 777-300ER
Beijing Capital (ZBAA) San Francisco (KSFO) 747-8I / 777-300ER
Beijing Capital (ZBAA) Washington (KIAD) 777-300ER
Shenzhen (ZGSZ) Los Angeles (KLAX) 787-9
  • Including 2 weekly extends to Panama City

American Airlines πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

Departure Arrival Aircraft
Dallas (KDFW) Beijing Capital (ZBAA) 787-8
Dallas (KDFW) Shanghai Pudong (ZSPD) 787-9
Los Angeles (KLAX) Beijing Capital (ZBAA) 787-9
Los Angeles (KLAX) Shanghai Pudong (ZSPD) 787-9

China Eastern πŸ‡¨πŸ‡³

Departure Arrival Aircraft
Nanjing (ZSNJ) Los Angeles (KLAX) A330-200
Qingdao (ZSQD) San Francisco (KSFO) A330-200
Shanghai Pudong (ZSPD) Chicago (KORD) 777-300ER
Shanghai Pudong (ZSPD) Honululu (PHNL) A330-300
Shanghai Pudong (ZSPD) Los Angeles (KLAX) 777-300ER
Shanghai Pudong (ZSPD) New York (KJFK) 777-300ER
Shanghai Pudong (ZSPD) San Francisco (KSFO) 777-300ER

China Southern πŸ‡¨πŸ‡³

Departure Arrival Aircraft
Guangzhou (ZGGG) Los Angeles (KLAX) A380
Guangzhou (ZGGG) New York (KJFK) 777-300ER
Guangzhou (ZGGG) San Francisco (KSFO) 787-9
Shenyang (ZYTX) Los Angeles (KLAX) A330-300
Wuhan (ZHHH) New York (KJFK) 787-9
Wuhan (ZHHH) San Francisco (KSFO) 787-9

Delta Air Lines πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

Departure Arrival Aircraft
Atlanta (KATL) Shanghai Pudong (ZSPD) 777-200ER
Detroit (KDTW) Beijing Capital (ZBAA) A350-900XWB
Detroit (KDTW) Shanghai Pudong (ZSPD) A350-900XWB
Los Angeles (KLAX) Shanghai Pudong (ZSPD) A350-900XWB
Seattle (KSEA) Beijing Capital (ZBAA) 767-300ER
Seattle (KSEA) Shanghai Pudong (ZSPD) A330-900neo

Hainan Airlines πŸ‡¨πŸ‡³

Departure Arrival Aircraft
Beijing Capital (ZBAA) Boston (KBOS) A350-900XWB
Beijing Capital (ZBAA) Chicago (KORD) 787-9
Beijing Capital (ZBAA) Las Vegas (KLAS) 787-9
Beijing Capital (ZBAA) San Jose (KSJC) 787-9
Beijing Capital (ZBAA) Seattle (KSEA) 787-9
Changsha (ZGHA) Los Angeles (KLAX) 787-9
Chengdu Shuangliu (ZUUU) Los Angeles (KLAX) 787-9
Chengdu Shuangliu (ZUUU) New York (KJFK) 787-9
Chongqing (ZUCK) Los Angeles (KLAX) 787-9
Chongqing (ZUCK) New York (KJFK) 787-9
Shanghai Pudong (ZSPD) Boston (KBOS) 787-9
Shanghai Pudong (ZSPD) Seattle (KSEA) 787-9
Xi’an (ZLXY) Los Angeles (KLAX) 787-9

Sichuan Airlines πŸ‡¨πŸ‡³

Departure Arrival Aircraft
Hangzhou (ZSHC) Los Angeles (KLAX) A350-900XWB
Jinan (ZSJN) Los Angeles (KLAX) A350-900XWB

United Airlines πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

Departure Arrival Aircraft
Chicago (KORD) Beijing Capital (ZBAA) 777-200ER
Chicago (KORD) Shanghai Pudong (ZSPD) 777-200ER
Los Angeles (KLAX) Shanghai Pudong (ZSPD) 787-9
Newark (KEWR) Beijing Capital (ZBAA) 777-200ER
Newark (KEWR) Shanghai Pudong (ZSPD) 777-200ER
San Francisco (KSFO) Beijing Capital (ZBAA) 777-200ER
San Francisco (KSFO) Chengdu Shuangliu (ZUUU) 787-8
San Francisco (KSFO) Shanghai Pudong (ZSPD) 787-9
Washington (KIAD) Beijing Capital (ZBAA) 787-8

Xiamen Air πŸ‡¨πŸ‡³

Departure Arrival Aircraft
Fuzhou (ZSFZ) New York (KJFK) 787-9
Qingdao (ZSQD) Los Angeles (KLAX) 787-9
Shenzhen (ZGSZ) Seattle (KSEA) 787-8
  • Italic text indicates liveries yet to be confirmed/updated and airports not in 3D

Original Article: Flashback: US-Mainland China 2019 Calendar week 32 (04AUG-10AUG19) Operations β€” AeroRoutes


Thank you thank you thank you! I’ve been looking for pre-Covid flights like this. I wish they would come back ☹️. Maybe another good topic would be flights to Russia/Ukraine pre-war πŸ‘€?


Would love to see Russia/Ukraine Pre war flights!!