With the Wuhan coronavirus, outbreak airlines are taking steps to improve the safety of the passengers and their employees. Several airlines are canceling all flights to and from China. First, Lufthansa and British Airways canceled all flights to mainland China. Now, we are seeing more airlines taking this step. Both American Airlines and Delta just announced that they’re suspending all operations to and from mainland China.
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Delta suspending all operations to mainland China
Delta Airlines on Friday temporarily canceled all of its China flights in response to the coronavirus outbreak. Due to the growing threat of the virus, the airline made the announcement that they are suspending all operations to and from mainland China. The last flight to China will take place on February 3, 2020, and the last returning flight will be on February 5, 2020. Passengers with flights affected by the cancelations can request a refund or reschedule their flight according to the official press release. Delta currently operates 42 weekly flights between the U.S. and China.
From the Delta press release:
Delta has decided to temporarily suspend all U.S. to China flying beginning Feb. 6 through April 30 due to ongoing concerns related to the coronavirus. Between now and Feb. 5, Delta will continue to operate flights to ensure customers looking to exit China have options to do so.
American Airlines suspending all operations to mainland China
The first step American Airlines took was to cut back on their 28 weekly flights to mainland China. They suspended flights from LAX to Shanghai and Beijing between February 9 and March 27. Now, American Airlines has announced that they’re suspending all operations to and from mainland China until March 27, 2020.
From the official press release:
Based on the U.S. Department of State’s recent increase of the China Travel Advisory to a Level 4 (Do Not Travel), American is suspending its operations to and from the Chinese mainland beginning today through March 27. Our teams are contacting affected customers directly to accommodate their needs. We will continue to evaluate the schedule for March 28 and beyond and make any adjustments as necessary.
With the growing threat of the virus outbreak more and, more airlines are suspending all operations to and from mainland China. We can only assume that more airlines will follow in the next few days.
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