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FACTBOX-Airlines suspend some flights to China over coronavirus
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Major airlines have suspended some flights to China after the coronavirus outbreak began in the central Chinese city of Wuhan. The virus has now killed more than 130 people in China and spread across the world. Here are the airlines that have suspended flights:

BRITISH AIRWAYS The British airline said on Jan. 29 it had suspended all direct flights to and from mainland China after Britain warned against all but essential travel to the country because of the coronavirus outbreak.

BA.com, the airline's website, showed no direct flights to China were available to book in January and February. The airline said in an email the cancellations were in effect until Jan. 31 while it assesses the situation. FINNAIR

Finnish airline Finnair said on Jan. 28 it would suspend its flights to Nanjing and Beijing Daxing until the end of March after China suspended international group travel from the country. Finnair will suspend its three weekly flights between Helsinki and Beijing Daxing International Airport between Feb. 5 and March 29 and its two weekly flights between Helsinki and Nanjing between Feb. 8 and March 29.

UNITED Chicago-based United said it was suspending 24 U.S. flights to Beijing, Hong Kong, and Shanghai between Feb. 1 and Feb. 8 because of a significant drop in demand.

AIR CANADA Air Canada said on Jan. 28 it was canceling select flights to China to better match capacity with expected demand.

CATHAY PACIFIC AIRWAYS Hong Kong's Cathay Pacific said it would be progressively reducing capacity to and from mainland China by 50% or more from Jan. 30 to the end of March, in line with a government directive as well as market demand.

LION AIR Indonesian airline Lion Air Group said on Jan. 29 it 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.

AIR SEOUL South Korean budget carrier Air Seoul said on Jan. 28 it had suspended all flights to China.

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