Airlines Suspend China Flights Because of Coronavirus

(Reuters) – Airlines are suspending flights to China in the wake of the new coronavirus outbreak.

Here is the latest on their plans (in alphabetical order):


Air Canada said on Jan. 28 it was canceling select flights to China.


Air France said on Jan. 30 it suspended all scheduled flights to and from mainland China until Feb. 9.


Air India said it was canceling its Mumbai-Delhi-Shanghai flight from Jan. 31 to Feb. 14.


Air New Zealand said on Feb. 1 it will suspend its Auckland-Shanghai service from Feb. 9 to March 29 due to travel restrictions affecting crew and a decline in forward bookings.

AIR SEOULSouth Korean budget carrier Air Seoul said on Jan. 28 it had suspended all flights to China.AIR TANZANIATanzania’s state-owned carrier said it would postpone its maiden flights to China. It had planned to begin charter flights to China in February.AMERICAN AIRLINESAmerican Airlines said it will cancel flights to Beijing and Shanghai starting Jan. 31, and run through March 27, though it will continue to fly to Hong Kong.BRITISH AIRWAYSBA said on Jan. 30 it had canceled all flights to mainland China for a month.CATHAY PACIFIC AIRWAYSHong Kong’s Cathay Pacific said it would progressively reduce capacity to and from mainland China by 50% or more from Jan. 30 to the end of March.DELTA AIR LINESDelta Air Lines accelerated earlier anounced suspensions: the last China-bound flights will leave on Feb. 1, and the last returning flights from China will leave China on Feb. 2.EGYPTAIREgypt’s flag carrier said on Jan. 30 it would suspend all flights to and from China starting Feb. 1.EL AL ISRAEL AIRLINESEl Al Israel Airlines said on Jan. 30 it was suspending flights to Beijing until March 25. Israel’s Health Ministry said it will not allow flights from China to land at its airports.ETHIOPIAN AIRLINESThe African carrier on Jan. 30 denied reports it had suspended all flights to China. The airline’s statement contradicted its passenger call center, which told Reuters earlier in the day that flights to China had been suspended.ETIHAD AIRWAYSAbu Dhabi’s Etihad Airways said passenger flights between Beijing and Nagoya, in Japan, had been temporarily suspended due to low travel demand.FINNAIRFinland’s Finnair said it was canceling all flights to mainland China between Feb. 6 and Feb. 29 and to Guangzhou between Feb. 5 and March 29.HAINAN AIRLINESChina’s Hainan Airlines suspended its flights between Budapest, Hungary, and Chongqing from Feb. 7 until March […]

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