Air China has halted plans to begin nonstop service from San Jose to Shanghai this month.

The route, which was to launch on June 16, was to be offered three times per week and would have been the first from San Jose to Shanghai.

Air China briefly opened reservations for the flight in March, according to the website Routes Online, but stopped selling it after less than a week. The carrier removed the flight from its schedule last week. No alternative launch date for the site has been scheduled. 

“Air China is still in dialogue with the Chinese aviation authorities on the San Jose-Shanghai flight,” an airline spokeswoman said. “We have no further comment because of the ongoing discussion."

Travelers can fly nonstop from San Jose to Beijing on Hainan Airlines. China Eastern and United fly to Shanghai from nearby San Francisco.

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