China’s continuing refusal to lift all limits on flights to and from the United States hurts Chinese business travelers and prevents Chinese carriers from enjoying the full benefits of access to the U.S. airline market, the chief U.S. aviation negotiator, Krishna Urs, says on this week’s episode of “Conversations with Nicholas Kralev.”
Urs, who is deputy assistant secretary of state for transportation, also talks about the intricacies of aviation diplomacy, how it affects airlines and the flying public, the expected increase in flights to Tokyo’s Haneda Airport, and the Open Skies Agreements the United States has with 111 countries.
A Foreign Service officer since 1986, Urs has spent most of his career in Latin America, having served in Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru, Bolivia, the Dominican Republic, as well as in Bangladesh.
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Fmr. Undersecretary of State Thomas Pickering, Part 1
Figure-Skating Champion Michelle Kwan
Voice of America (VOA) Director David Ensor
Innovation in Managing Diplomatic Missions
Chief U.S. Aviation Negotiator Krishna Urs
Foreign Service Institute Director Nancy McEldowney
Canadian Ambassador to the United States Gary Doer
Advances for Gay American Diplomats (Jan Krc)
Fmr. Undersecretary of State Thomas Pickering, Part 2
U.S. Deputy Secretary of State William J. Burns
Foreign Service Director Linda Thomas-Greenfield
U.S. Global Sanctions Coordinator Daniel Fried
West Point Superintendent Lt. Gen. Robert Caslen
Harvard Professor Joseph Nye
- Nicholas Kralev is an author, journalist and entrepreneur. His areas of expertise are international diplomacy, global aviation and communications. A former Financial Times and Washington Times correspondent, he has traveled around the world with four U.S. secretaries of state — Hillary Clinton, Condoleezza Rice, Colin Powell and Madeleine Albright. He has flown over 2 million miles and visited more than 90 countries.
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