Factbox: Airlines suspend China flights due to coronavirus outbreak

Reuters , Thursday 6 Feb 2020

Airlines are suspending flights to China in the wake of the new coronavirus outbreak.

Airlines That Have Cancelled All China Flights

* American Airlines: Jan. 31-March 27. Hong Kong service suspended Feb. 8-20.

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.

* Austrian Airlines: until end February.

* British Airways: Jan. 29-Feb 29.

* Delta Airlines: Feb. 2-April 30

* Egyptair: Feb. 1 until further notice.

* El Al Israel Airlines: Jan. 30-March 25 following a health ministry directive.

* Finnair: Suspended all flights to China between Feb. 6-29, to Guangzhou between Feb. 5-March 29.

* 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.

* Kenya Airways: Jan. 31 until further notice.

* KLM: Will extend its ban up to March 15

* Lion Air: All of February.

* 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: Feb. 4-29.

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

* United Airlines: Feb. 5-March 28. Service to Hong Kong suspended Feb. 8-20.

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

* 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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