British Airways cancels all flights to mainland China as Wuhan coronavirus spreads

Business Insider | 1/29/2020 | Rosie Perper
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British Airways, the United Kingdom's flagship airline, has canceled all direct flights to and from mainland China as the Wuhan coronavirus continues to spread.

The company apologized for the inconvenience to its customers in a statement and said the move would go into "immediate effect."

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A British Airways spokesperson told Business Insider that the airline is canceling flights for two days "while we assess the situation."

But according to Reuters, no direct flights to and from China are available on the airline's website for January and February.

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British Airways, the United Kingdom's flagship airline, has canceled all direct flights to and from mainland China as the Wuhan coronavirus continues to spread.

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The company apologized for the inconvenience to its customers in a statement.

"We have suspended all flights to and from mainland China with immediate effect following advice from the [UK] Foreign Office against all but essential travel," the company said.

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"We apologize to customers for the inconvenience, but the safety of our customers and crew is always our priority," the company said Wednesday....
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