Coronavirus: Air India, British Airways to Lufthansa, airlines suspend China flights over virus
Airlines have started suspending flights to China due to fears over the spread of a new coronavirus outbreak, which as of Thursday had killed 170 people and infected almost 8,000.
Airlines which have suspended flights (in alphabetical order):
CATHAY PACIFIC AIRWAYS
EL AL ISRAEL AIRLINES
Finland`s Finnair said on Jan. 28 it would suspend its flights to Nanjing and Beijing until the end of March after China suspended international group travel from the country.
Finnair will suspend its three weekly flights between Helsinki and Beijing Daxing between Feb. 5 and March 29 and its two weekly flights between Helsinki and Nanjing between Feb. 8 and March 29. (Photo: Reuters)
Chicago-based United said it would implement a second phase of flight cancellations between its hub cities in the United States and Beijing, Hong Kong and Shanghai, resulting in 332 additional roundtrips being called off through March 28.
The cancellations will reduce the carrier`s daily departures for mainland China and Hong Kong to four daily departures from 12.
United had previously suspended 24 U.S. flights to Beijing, Hong Kong and Shanghai between Feb. 1 and Feb. 8 because of a significant drop in demand. (Photo: Reuters)