COMPILATION: Airline companies suspend China flights amid nCoV outbreak

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Several airlines suspended flights from and to China amid the 2019-nCoV Acute Respiratory Disease which is believed to have originated from Wuhan City in the Hubei province of China. Here is the updated list of airlines suspending China-bound and from flights amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Take a look at the updated list of airlines that cancelled China flights:

AIR CANADA

On Jan. 28, the airline said that it was cancelling select flights to China.

AIR FRANCE

ALL scheduled flights to and from mainland China until Feb 9 are suspended.

AIR INDIA

Cancelled its Mumbai-Delhi-Shanghai flight from Jan 31 to Feb 14.

AIR NEW ZEALAND

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 SEOUL

ALL flights to China are suspended.

AIR TANZANIA

It would postpone its maiden flights to China. It had planned to begin charter flights to China in February.

AMERICAN AIRLINES

It will cancel flights to Beijing and Shanghai from Jan 31, and run through March 27, though it will continue to fly to Hong Kong.

BRITISH AIRWAYS

ALL flights to mainland China are suspended for a month, announced on Jan. 30.

CATHAY PACIFIC AIRWAYS

Progressively reduce capacity to and from mainland China by 50% or more from Jan 30 to the end of March.

DELTA AIR LINES

Earlier announced suspensions: the last China-bound flights will leave on Feb 1, and the last returning flights from China will leave China on Feb 2.

EGYPTAIR

Suspended ALL flights to and from China on Feb. 1.

EL AL ISRAEL AIRLINES

Flights suspended to Beijing until March 25. Israel’s Health Ministry said it will not allow flights from China to land at its airports.

ETHIOPIAN AIRLINES

On Jan. 30, tha airline denied reports that it had suspended all flights to China. The airline’s statement contradicted its passenger call centre, which told Reuters earlier in the day that flights to China had been suspended.

ETIHAD AIRWAYS

Passenger flights between Beijing and Nagoya, in Japan, had been temporarily suspended due to low travel demand.

FINNAIR

ALL flights to mainland China between Feb. 6 and Feb. 29 and to Guangzhou between Feb. 5 and March 29 are suspended.

HAINAN AIRLINES

China’s Hainan Airlines suspended its flights between Budapest, Hungary, and Chongqing from Feb 7 until March 27, Budapest Airport said on its Facebook page.

KENYA AIRWAYS

ALL flights to China are suspended until further notice.

LION AIR

Airline would suspend all flights to China from February. The airline has suspended six flights from several Indonesian cities to China so far and will suspend the rest next month.

LOT POLISH AIRLINES

Flights to Beijing until Feb 9 are temporarily suspended.

LUFTHANSA

On Jan. 29, the airline suspended Lufthansa, Swiss and Austrian Airlines flights to and from China until Feb 9. The airline continues to fly to Hong Kong, but it will stop taking bookings for flights to mainland China until the end of February.

PHILIPPINES AIRLINES

The airline would cut the number of flights between Manila and China by more than 50% starting February. It would continue to serve Filipinos and Chinese nationals returning from the Lunar New Year holidays. 

The President ordered a temporary travel ban for foreigners from China, regardless of nationality, even connecting flights are affected. Only Filipinos and Philippine permanent resident visa holders are allowed to enter but will undergo 14-day quarantine upon arrival.

QANTAS AIRWAYS

On Feb. 1, the airline suspended direct flights to mainland China. Direct flights from Sydney to Beijing and Sydney to Shanghai will be halted from Feb 9 until March 29.

QATAR AIRWAYS

Qatar Airways said on Feb. 1 it will suspend flights to mainland China from Monday until further notice.

ROYAL AIR MAROC

Temporarily suspended its direct flights to China. RAM had on Jan. 16 launched a direct air route with three flights weekly between its Casablanca hub and Beijing.

RUSSIA

All Russian airlines, with the exception of national airline Aeroflot, will stop flying to China, Deputy Prime Minister Tatiana Golikova said.

RWANDAIR

Rwanda carrier RwandAir has halted flights to and from China until further notice. The decision will be reviewed later in February, it said.

SAS NORDIC AIRLINE

ALL flights to and from Shanghai and Beijing from Jan. 31 until Feb. 9 are suspended. 

SCOOT

ALL flights between Singapore and China from Feb. 8 are suspended.

SHANGHAI AIRLINES

Chengdu-Budapest flight between Feb 4 and March 28 and its Xi’an-Budapest flight between Feb 6 and March 26 are suspended. The airline’s Shanghai-Budapest flight is unaffected.

SINGAPORE AIRLINES

Reduced capacity on some of its routes to mainland China in February. It includes flights to Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Chengdu, Xiamen and Chongqing, some of which are flown by regional arm SilkAir.

TURKISH AIRLINES

The airline would decrease frequency on scheduled flights to Beijing, Guangzhou, Shanghai and Xian between Feb. 5 and Feb. 29.

TURKMENISTAN AIRLINES

Flights to and from Beijing are suspended.

UNITED AIRLINES

Last flights out of mainland China will be Feb 5, running through March 28.

UNITED PARCEL SERVICE

Twenty-two China flights are cancelled as a result of the Wuhan quarantines and normal manufacturing closures due to the Lunar New Year holiday.

VIETJET

ALL flights to and from China from Feb. 1 are suspended

VIETNAM AIRLINES

Suspend its flight destinations in China this week.

VIRGIN ATLANTIC

Suspended daily operations to Shanghai for two weeks from Feb 2. 

Contact your airline for possible rebooking and refunding if affected by flight cancellations. Be guided accordingly, folks!

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