US airlines suspend flights to mainland China as coronavirus spreads

CNBC | 1/31/2020 | Staff
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Delta, United and American on Friday announced they would halt service to mainland China as the rapid spread of coronavirus and government warnings against travel to the country drove down demand for flights there.

United, which has the most service to China of the U.S. airlines, said starting Feb. 6 it would suspend flights from its hubs to Beijing, Shanghai and Chengdu until March 28. “Until that date, we will continue to operate select flights to help ensure our U.S. based employees, as well as customers, have options to return home.” United said in a statement. The Chicago-based airline will continue to operate a once-daily San Francisco-Hong Kong flight. “As always, the safety of our customers and employees is our highest priority and we will continue to monitor the situation as it develops.”

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American said Friday it would immediately suspend its service to mainland China through March 27. American flies to China from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and Los Angeles International Airport, but the carrier will continue to fly to Hong Kong, a spokesman said.

Delta said it would halt China service starting Feb. 6 and through April 30, but it will continue to operate the service until then to “ensure customers looking to exit China have options to do so.”

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Earlier this week the airlines announced they would significantly cut back on China service but the escalation of the virus prompted them to...
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