British Airways (BA) on Wednesday, January 28 became the latest airline to suspend or modify their flight programs due to the epidemic of the new coronavirus affecting the Asian country.
BA announced the immediate suspension of all its flights to mainland China. This decision was taken after the United Kingdom authorities recommended that their citizens avoid traveling to the Asian country.
This is the first European airline that announces this type of measure. British Airways performs, in normal time, daily flights connecting London with Beijing and Shanghai.
LION AIR: the Indonesian airline announced that it will suspend its flights to China from February 1. This company, which has the largest fleet in Southeast Asia, and its subsidiary Batik Air offer flights to 15 Chinese cities. One million Chinese tourists travel to Indonesia every year.