China Eastern Airlines has applied for authority to operate flights between Beijing and Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands, with the US Department of Transportation.
The Shanghai-based SkyTeam Alliance carrier would operate the route three-times weekly from 15 November to 30 March 2013 if it receives approval, according to a US regulatory filing on 24 October.
China Eastern applied for authority to operate the route from the Civil Aviation Administration of China in 2010.
The airline operates flights between Shanghai and Saipan.
There are no flights between Beijing and Saipan, according to Innovata schedules.