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U.S. Airlines Could Lose Passengers Over Taiwan Defiance

  • Beijing wants airlines to list Taiwan as part of China
  • Delta, American say they’re discussing with U.S. government
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U.S. Airlines Could Lose Passengers Over Taiwan Reference
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With a month to go before the world’s major airlines must comply with Beijing’s order to recognize Taiwan as part of China, U.S. carriers risk flying fewer mainland passengers by staying defiant.

While Japan Airlines Co., ANA Holdings Inc. and Australia’s Qantas Airways Ltd. have changed how they described Taiwan on their websites, Delta Air Lines Inc. and American Airlines Group Inc. are among the last few standing, calling the island a region or country. They could face measures such as air-traffic control delays, ramp inspections, hold-ups at immigration and security checks, according to Robert Mann, the New York-based head of aviation consultancy R.W. Mann & Co.