Following the deadly coronavirus outbreak that has continued to spread across the globe, leaving more than 200 people dead with over 10,000 affected, Airlines have now resolved to cancel flights to China where the virus originated.
Some decisions come after and before the World Health Organization declared an emergency over the virus but said it “does not recommend and actually opposes any restrictions” on travel and trade to China partly because it could disrupt needed aid.
China has since advised its citizens to postpone trips abroad and cancelled overseas group tours, while several countries have urged their citizens to avoid travel to China.
Below is an outline of Countries which have curbed their flights to some cities in China;
Kenya Airways has suspended all of its flights to Guangzhou in China, the suspension is indefinite until further notice.
EgyptAir said Thursday it was suspending flights to Hangzhou
The airline said Thursday it was suspending its once-weekly flight between Antananarivo and Guangzhou during February, its only direct connection with China.
European Union Flights
British Airways-first airline to suspend flights to Guangzhou
The Myanmar-based airline said it will halt flights to the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou from February 1.
The Hong Kong-based carrier
Delta Air Lines said it was temporarily halving the number of weekly flights
The Israeli airline said Thursday it was suspending its flights to Beijing
India’s largest airline IndiGo announced it would suspend flights between Delhi and Chengdu (China)
Iberia announced the suspension of its flight to Shanghai
Kazakhstan says it will halt all transport links with China
Lion Air-Indonesia’s Lion Air Group,
Myanmar Airways International-MAI has announced a suspension effective from Friday for charter flights to 10 Chinese cities
Turkish Airlines said it has suspended flights to four Chinese destinations – Beijing, Guangzhou, Shanghai and Xian
US carrier United Airlines has said it will trim its services to China from the United States in light of reduced demand in the wake of a US travel warning urging Americans to reconsider non-essential travel.
Russia’s Urals Airlines, which had already suspended flights to several destinations in China, said Wednesday it was cutting some services to Europe popular with Chinese tourists,
Royal Air Maroc
The Moroccan national airline Royal Air Maroc announced it would suspend from Friday
SAS has announced it is halting direct flights to Beijing and Shanghai from Friday until February 9.
Singapore Airlines announced that it and subsidiary SilkAir will cancel some flights on selected routes to several major Chinese cities
The low-cost Ukrainian airline said it will halt charter services to China’s resort island of Hainan