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Airlines suspend China flights due to coronavirus outbreak

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02/14/2020 | 03:44am EDT
Travellers, wearing masks as a precautionary measure to avoid contracting coronavirus, are seen at Guarulhos International Airport in Guarulhos

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 Hong Kong flights through April 24 from March 27 earlier

** Air France - Said on Feb.6 it would suspend flights to and from mainland China for much of March

** Air Seoul - The South Korean budget carrier suspended China 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, postponed its maiden flights.

** Air Mauritius - Suspended all flights to China and Hong Kong

** 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 - Said on Feb. 12 it would suspend its Hong Kong flights until March 20 and reduce its daily flights to Bangkok. It suspended flights to Beijing from Jan. 30 to March 25 following a health ministry directive.

** Finnair - Cancelled all flights to mainland China and decreased the number of flights to Hong Kong until March 28.

** Iberia Airlines - The Spanish carrier extended its suspension 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 China routes starting March 1

** Kenya Airways - Jan. 31 until further notice.

** KLM - Will extend its ban up to March 15

** Lion Air - All of February.

** LOT - Extends flight suspension until March 28

** Lufthansa - Extended all flight cancellations to mainland China until March 28.

** Oman and Saudia, Saudi Arabia's state airline, both suspended flights on Feb. 2 until further notice.

** Qatar Airways - Feb. 1 until further notice.

** Rwandair - Jan. 31 until further notice.

** Nordic airline SAS - Extended its suspension of flights to Shanghai and Beijing until March 29.

** Scoot, Singapore Airlines' low-cost carrier - Feb. 8 until further notice.

** United Airlines - Feb. 5-April 23. Service to Hong Kong suspended Feb. 8-April 23.

** Vietjet and Vietnam Airlines - Suspended flights to the mainland as well as Hong Kong and Macau Feb. 1-April 30, in line with its aviation authority's directive.

AIRLINES THAT HAVE CANCELLED SOME CHINA FLIGHTS/ROUTES

** Air Canada- Cancelled direct flights to Beijing and Shanghai Jan. 30-Feb 29.

** Air China - Said on Feb. 12 it will cancel flights to Athens, Greece, from Feb. 17 to March 18

** 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 and Hong Kong from Feb. 10 until further notice.

** Cathay Pacific Airways - Plans to cut a third of its capacity over the next two months, including 90% of flights to mainland China. It has encouraged its 27,000 employees to take three weeks of unpaid leave in a bid to preserve cash.

** Emirates and Etihad - The United Arab Emirates, a major international 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 between Manila and China by over half.

** Qantas Airways - Suspended direct flights to China from Feb. 1. The Australian national carrier halted flights from Sydney to Beijing and Sydney to Shanghai between Feb. 9-March 29.

** Royal Air Maroc - The Moroccan airline suspended direct flights to China Jan. 31-Feb. 29. On Jan. 16, it had 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, stopped flying to China from Jan. 31. Small airline Ikar will also continue flights between Moscow and China. All planes arriving from China will be sent to a separate terminal in the Moscow Sheremetyevo airport.

** Singapore Airlines - Suspended or cut capacity on flights to Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Chengdu, Xiamen and Chongqing, some of which are flown by regional arm SilkAir.

** UPS - Cancelled 22 flights to China because of the virus and normal manufacturing closures due to the Lunar New Year holiday.

** Virgin Atlantic - Extended its suspension of daily operations to Shanghai until March 28.

** Virgin Australia - Said it will withdraw from the Sydney-Hong Kong route from March 2 because it was "no longer a viable commercial route" due to growing concerns over the virus and civil unrest in Hong Kong.

(Compiled by Jagoda Darlak, Tommy Lund and Aditya Soni; Editing by Susan Fenton and Tomasz Janowski)

Stocks mentioned in the article
ChangeLast1st jan.
AIR CANADA -7.24% 14.59 Delayed Quote.-67.53%
AIR CHINA LIMITED -0.99% 5 End-of-day quote.-1.77%
AIR FRANCE-KLM -5.85% 4.8 Real-time Quote.-48.63%
AIR NEW ZEALAND LIMITED -5.56% 0.85 End-of-day quote.-5.56%
AMERICAN AIRLINES GROUP INC. -11.48% 10.62 Delayed Quote.-57.50%
ANA HOLDINGS INC. -2.26% 2639 End-of-day quote.-2.30%
CASABLANCA GROUP LIMITED 8.47% 0.64 End-of-day quote.0.00%
CATHAY PACIFIC AIRWAYS LIMITED 2.22% 8.3 End-of-day quote.2.22%
EL AL ISRAEL AIRLINES LTD -3.29% 67.7 Delayed Quote.-26.48%
EURO / ISRAELI NEW SHEKEL (EUR/ILS) 1.58% 3.9362 End-of-day quote.-3.98%
FINNAIR OYJ -3.49% 3.536 Delayed Quote.-37.69%
INTERNATIONAL CONSOLIDATED AIRLINES GROUP, SA -5.90% 202.4 Delayed Quote.-65.58%
JEJU AIR CO., LTD. -0.88% 16850 End-of-day quote.-2.60%
KENYA AIRWAYS PLC 6.92% 1.39 End-of-day quote.-0.71%
LUFTHANSA GROUP AG -6.47% 8.008 Delayed Quote.-47.82%
NORDIC GROUP LIMITED -4.44% 0.215 End-of-day quote.0.00%
PUBLIC JOINT STOCK COMPANY AEROFLOT - RUSSIAN AIRLINES 4.43% 68.38 End-of-day quote.3.54%
QANTAS AIRWAYS LIMITED 0.94% 3.23 End-of-day quote.0.00%
SAS AB (PUBL) 0.46% 8.815 Delayed Quote.-42.53%
SINGAPORE AIRLINES LIMITED -1.03% 5.74 End-of-day quote.-2.71%
TURK HAVA YOLLARI AO End-of-day quote.
UNITED AIRLINES HOLDINGS, INC. -15.52% 26.0101 Delayed Quote.-64.18%
UNITED PARCEL SERVICE -3.23% 89.35 Delayed Quote.-20.19%
US DOLLAR / RUSSIAN ROUBLE (USD/RUB) 0.80% 78.78 Delayed Quote.28.43%
VIETJET AVIATION JOINT STOCK COMPANY 0.73% 97200 End-of-day quote.0.73%
VIETNAM AIRLINES JSC -1.66% 17800 End-of-day quote.-5.32%
VIRGIN AUSTRALIA HOLDINGS LIMITED 18.75% 0.095 End-of-day quote.0.00%
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