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Airlines Suspend China Flights Due To Coronavirus Outbreak

American Airlines - extends suspension of China and HongKong flights through April 24 from March 27 earlier Air France - Said on Feb.6 it would suspend flights to andfrom mainland China for much of March Air Seoul - The South Korean budget carrier suspendedChina flights from Jan.

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Airlines are suspending flights to China in the wake of the new coronavirus outbreak.

Below are details (in alphabetical order):

AIRLINES THAT HAVE CANCELLED ALL CHINA FLIGHTS

American Airlines - extends suspension of China and HongKong flights through April 24 from March 27 earlier Air France - Said on Feb.6 it would suspend flights to andfrom mainland China for much of March Air Seoul - The South Korean budget carrier suspendedChina flights from Jan. 28 until further notice. Air Tanzania - Tanzania's state-owned carrier, which had planned to begin charter flights to China in February, postponedits maiden flights. Austrian Airlines - until end-February. British Airways - Jan. 29-March 31. Delta Airlines - Feb. 2-April 30 * Egyptair - Feb. 1 until further notice.  El Al Israel Airlines - Jan. 30-March 25 following ahealth ministry directive. Finnair - Suspended all flights to China between Feb.6-29, to Guangzhou between Feb. 5-March 29. Iberia Airlines - The Spanish carrier extended itssuspension of flights from Madrid to Shanghai, its only route,from Feb. 29 until the end of April. JejuAir Co Ltd - Korean airline to suspend all Chinaroutes starting March 1 Kenya Airways - Jan. 31 until further notice.  KLM - Will extend its ban up to March 15  Lion Air - All of February. Oman and Saudia, Saudi Arabia's state airline, bothsuspended flights on Feb. 2 until further notice. Qatar Airways - Feb. 1 until further notice.  Rwandair - Jan. 31 until further notice. Nordic airline SAS - Feb. 4-29.  Scoot, Singapore Airlines' low-cost carrier - Feb. 8 untilfurther notice. United Airlines - Feb. 5-March 28. Service to Hong Kongsuspended Feb. 8-20. Vietjet and Vietnam Airlines - Suspended flights to themainland as well as Hong Kong and Macau Feb. 1-April 30, in linewith its aviation authority's directive.

AIRLINES THAT HAVE CANCELLED SOME CHINA FLIGHTS/ROUTES

Air Canada- Cancelled direct flights to Beijing andShanghai Jan. 30-Feb 29.  Air China - State carrier said on Feb. 9 it will "adjust"flights between China and the United States.  Air New Zealand - Suspended Auckland-Shanghai service Feb.9-March 29.  ANA Holdings - Suspended routes including Shanghai andHong Kong from Feb. 10 until further notice.  Cathay Pacific Airways - Plans to cut a third of itscapacity over the next two months, including 90% of flights tomainland China. It has encouraged its 27,000 employees to takethree weeks of unpaid leave in a bid to preserve cash.  Emirates and Etihad - The United Arab Emirates, a majorinternational transit hub, suspended flights to and from China,except for Beijing.  Hainan Airlines - Suspended flights between Budapest,Hungary, and Chongqing Feb. 7-March 27. Philippine Airlines - Cut the number of flights betweenManila and China by over half. Qantas Airways - Suspended direct flights to China fromFeb. 1. The Australian national carrier halted flights fromSydney to Beijing and Sydney to Shanghai between Feb. 9-March29.  Royal Air Maroc - The Moroccan airline suspended directflights to China Jan. 31-Feb. 29. On Jan. 16, it had launched adirect air route with three flights weekly between itsCasablanca hub and Beijing. Russia - All Russian airlines, with the exception ofnational airline Aeroflot, stopped flying to China from Jan. 31.Small airline Ikar will also continue flights between Moscow andChina. All planes arriving from China will be sent to a separateterminal in the Moscow Sheremetyevo airport. Singapore Airlines - Suspended or cut capacity on flightsto Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Chengdu, Xiamen andChongqing, some of which are flown by regional arm SilkAir.  UPS - Cancelled 22 flights to China because of the virusand normal manufacturing closures due to the Lunar New Yearholiday.  Virgin Atlantic - Extended its suspension of dailyoperations to Shanghai until March 28. 

Virgin Australia - Said it will withdraw from theSydney-Hong Kong route from March 2 because it was "no longer aviable commercial route" due to growing concerns over the virusand civil unrest in Hong Kong. 

(Reuters)


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