American, Air Canada, BA, United, Lufthansa All Suspend Flights to China

By Paul Riegler on 29 January 2020
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As the coronavirus continued to vex Asia, more airlines announced they would cancel flights to China.

American Airlines said it would cancel flights from Los Angeles to Beijing and Shanghai from February 9 through March 27, 2020.

British Airways said it too would cancel flights to China, but didn’t specify a timeframe for resumption of service.

Air Canada, meanwhile, said it would suspend flights to and from China from January 30 through February 29.

Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa, and Swiss International Air Lines suspended flights to mainland China until February 9. In a post on Twitter, the three airlines said that, for operational reasons, it would not be possible to book flights until the end of February, however.

Earlier in the week, United Airlines would suspend flights from February 1 through February 8 between its U.S. hubs and Beijing, Hong Kong, and Shanghai.

Meanwhile, Cathay Pacific reduced capacity to China by 50% and numerous Asian airlines including China Eastern, China Southern, Asiana, and Lion Air also announced cutbacks in flights to and from China.

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