More airlines isolate China as virus spreads

Travelers wear protective mouth and nose masks upon arrival at Pearson International Airport in Toronto, Canada. (Photo Cole Burston / AFP)

 
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On the eve of a WHO meeting likely to announce a worldwide alert about the coronavirus outbreak airlines across the globe are following  BRITISH AIRWAYS canceling flights to China, where nearly 7,000 people are infected and nearly 200 have died.

IBERIA  has decided to temporarily suspend its flights to  Shanghai The suspension will take effect from this Friday, when the next flight was scheduled, and during the month of February." “Customers with tickets issued to fly on the route have been offered a refund or change of date. Iberia is contacting other airlines to find alternatives to customers who have to return to their place of origin.

LUFTHANSA : the German flag airline canceled all its flights with China on Wednesday. The Lufthansa Group operates around ten daily flights to and from the Asian giant.

AMERICAN AIRLINES : This airline reported that due to the decrease in demand for travel to and from China, American Airlines decided to suspend travel between Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Shanghai Pudong Airport (PVG), as well as between LAX and Beijing In

On the eve of a WHO meeting likely to announce a worldwide alert about the coronavirus outbreak airlines across the globe are following  BRITISH AIRWAYS canceling flights to China, where nearly 7,000 people are infected and nearly 200 have died.

IBERIA  has decided to temporarily suspend its flights to  Shanghai The suspension will take effect from this Friday, when the next flight was scheduled, and during the month of February." “Customers with tickets issued to fly on the route have been offered a refund or change of date. Iberia is contacting other airlines to find alternatives to customers who have to return to their place of origin.

LUFTHANSA : the German flag airline canceled all its flights with China on Wednesday. The Lufthansa group operates around ten daily flights to and from the Asian giant.

AMERICAN AIRLINES : This airline reported that due to the decrease in demand for travel to and from China, American Airlines decided to suspend travel between Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Shanghai Pudong Airport (PVG), as well as between LAX and Beijing International Airport (PEK) from February 9 to March 27.  they indicated that they will continue to fly to Beijing (PEK) and Shanghai (PVG) from the Dallas Fort Worth Airport (DFW) . And that flights to Hong Kong will follow from both airports, Dallas and Los Angeles.

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.

BURMA: Three airlines, Myanmar National Airlines, Air KBZ, and Myanmar Airways International, announced the suspension of their flights to China from February 1.

KAZAKHSTAN: The Kazakh authorities ordered on Wednesday the suspension of flights, bus traffic and trains bound for China.

UKRAINE INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES and SKYUP AIRLINES announced the suspension of all their flights to China until March 28.

AIR AUSTRAL suspended its flights between Reunion (French island in the Indian Ocean and Canton (China) from February 8 to March 1.

UNITED AIRLINES: The US company announced on Tuesday the suspension of some of its flights to Beijing, Shanghai and even Hong Kong between February 1 and 8. United States authorities recommended that their citizens not travel to China at this time.

Travelers wear protective mouth and nose masks upon arrival at Pearson International Airport in Toronto, Canada. (Photo Cole Burston / AFP)

CATHAY PACIFIC: The airline, which has its main base in Hong Kong, said it will "gradually reduce" its flights to and from mainland China by at least 50%. This decision will take effect on Thursday and will be in effect until the end of March.

FINNAIR : the Finnish airline that multiplied its flights to Asia in recent years will suspend some but will keep its flights to Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Guanghzu.

AIR FRANCE: the French airline told AFP that at the moment it will not change its flight schedule. Like the other companies, Air France suspended its flights to Wuhan, the epicenter of the epidemic, since January 24. But for now it will maintain its 10 weekly flights to Beijing and its 13 to Shanghai from Paris.

SAS: The Swedish airline that offers flights to Beijing and Shanghai once a week has not suspended its flights but says it is "following events closely."

 

ternational Airport (PEK) from February 9 to March 27.  they indicated that they will continue to fly to Beijing (PEK) and Shanghai (PVG) from the Dallas Fort Worth Airport (DFW) . And that flights to Hong Kong will follow from both airports, Dallas and Los Angeles.

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.

 

BURMA: Three airlines, Myanmar National Airlines, Air KBZ and Myanmar Airways International, announced the suspension of their flights to China from February 1.

KAZAKHSTAN: The Kazakh authorities ordered on Wednesday the suspension of flights, bus traffic and trains bound for China.

UKRAINE INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES and SKYUP AIRLINES announced the suspension of all their flights to China until March 28.

AIR AUSTRAL suspended its flights between Reunion (French island in the Indian Ocean and Canton (China) from February 8 to March 1.

UNITED AIRLINES: The US company announced on Tuesday the suspension of some of its flights to Beijing, Shanghai and even Hong Kong between February 1 and 8. United States authorities recommended that their citizens not travel to China at this time.

Travelers wear protective mouth and nose masks upon arrival at Pearson International Airport in Toronto, Canada. (Photo Cole Burston / AFP)

CATHAY PACIFIC: The airline, which has its main base in Hong Kong, said it will "gradually reduce" its flights to and from mainland China by at least 50%. This decision will take effect on Thursday and will be in effect until the end of March.

FINNAIR : the Finnish airline that multiplied its flights to Asia in recent years will suspend some but will keep its flights to Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Guanghzu.

AIR FRANCE: the French airline told AFP that at the moment it will not change its flight schedule. Like the other companies, Air France suspended its flights to Wuhan, the epicenter of the epidemic, since January 24. But for now it will maintain its 10 weekly flights to Beijing and its 13 to Shanghai from Paris.

SAS: The Swedish airline that offers flights to Beijing and Shanghai once a week has not suspended its flights but says it is "following events closely."

 



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