A number of airlines have suspended their flights to the mainland of China, after the upsurge of the deadly Corona Virus, that has reportedly claimed more than 100 lives.
British Airways, which operates daily flights from Heathrow Airport to Shanghai, has suspended all its flights to China, until further notice.
United Airlines, which operates about 12 flights per day between the US and China, has suspended 24 US flights to Beijing, Hong Kong and Shanghai between February 1 and February 8.
Air Canada has cancelled some of its 33 weekly flights to China.
South Korea’s Air Seoul, has suspended its fights to mainland of China, and the cities of Zhangjiajie and Linyi.
Cathay Pacific Airways has announced plans to reduce flight frequencies to and from mainland China by 50% or more from 30th January to the end of March 2020.
Lion Air has cancelled more than 50 flights from five international airports in Denpasar, Manado, Surabaya, Jakarta and Batam to 15 airports in China.
Taiwan’s China Airlines also rescheduled and cancelled some flights to China until 10th February.
Delta Air and American airlines, however, have not suspended any flights yet.
However, Kenya Airways says it will not suspend flights to China, but is closely monitoring the situation before taking any steps.