He said: “China’s actions are inconsistent with its obligations under the US-China Air Transport Agreement.
“We are engaging with them (Chinese government) on this and we retain the right to take regulatory measures as appropriate.”
On Wednesday, Beijing ordered the cancellation of six more US-to-China flights in coming weeks.
There have been around 70 cancellations so far this year between the US and China in a schedule that had already been drastically cut back.
The latest cancellations have affected two United Airlines flights from San Francisco to Shanghai and four China Southern Airline flights from Los Angeles to Guangzhou.
At time of writing, there has been no comment from The Chinese Embassy in Washington DC.
Airlines for America, a trade group representing United, Delta Air Lines, American Airlines and others, said US airlines are in “communication with the US and Chinese governments to identify a path forward that minimizes impact to travelers.”
Flights between the US and China have been extremely limited during the pandemic.
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The number of flights from the US that have been cancelled has increased rapidly since last month due to the infectious Omicron variant.