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China Gives Airlines Extension on One-Nation Rule for Taiwan

  • Eighteen carriers made changes, 26 more agreed to do so later
  • Operators had been given 30 days to make website modifications
Post Christmas Travel And Flight Operations At Frankfurt Airport
Photographer: Martin Leissl/Bloomberg

Most of the foreign airlines that agreed to tweak references to Taiwan to reflect the island as part of the mainland China have been given more time to comply as Beijing extends a crackdown on companies over its stance on disputed territories.

Air France-KLM and Deutsche Lufthansa AG are among airlines that have made changes to their websites, while those that have received or applied for an extension include United Continental Holdings Inc. and ANA Holdings Inc. The Civil Aviation Administration of China said late Friday that all 44 carriers that were asked to modify their Taiwan references will do so. Eighteen made the required changes before a May 25 deadline, and the rest asked for extensions and were given until as late as July 25 to comply, the regulator said.