FACTBOX-Airlines suspend China flights due to coronavirus outbreak
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
* Air Mauritius - Suspended all flights to China and Hong Kong
* 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.
* 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
* Qatar Airways - Feb. 1 until further notice.
* Rwandair - Jan. 31 until further notice.
* Scoot, Singapore Airlines' low-cost carrier - Feb. 8 until further notice.
AIRLINES THAT HAVE CANCELLED SOME CHINA FLIGHTS/ROUTES
* Air Canada - Extended the suspension of its flights to Beijing and Shanghai until March 27. It also suspended its Toronto to Hong Kong flights from March 1 to March 27, but its Vancouver to Hong Kong route remains active. [https://bit.ly/39zgmI0 ]
* Air New Zealand - Suspended Auckland-Shanghai service Feb. 9-March 29.
* 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.
* Korean Air Lines Co. - The national flag carrier suspended eight routes to China and reduced services on nine Chinese routes between Feb. 7 and 22, affecting its 68 flights to cities including Tianjin, Guanghzhou, Xian and Pudong.
* 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.
* 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.
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