Airlines that have cancelled, curtailed flights due to coronavirus fears
Published on February 2, 2020 at 16.38
Airlines around the world have announced that they are cancelling or curtailing flights to China to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. Here are some of the airlines frequently used by UAE expats that have made such announcements.
AIR INDIA: According to a Times of India report, the nation's flag carrier has curtailed their flights to China from January 31 until February 14.
PIA: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has canceled its Beijing-Islamabad flight scheduled to operate on February 3, as per instructions of Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (PCAA), PIA Country Director for China, Qadir Bux Sangi confirmed.
PHILIPPINE AIRLINES: The Philippine's flag carrier cancelled flights to the mainland Chinese cities of Shanghai, and Nanjing and Hangzhou citing China's restriction on tourist travel as the reason.
CEBU PACIFIC: The Philippines' low cost carrier announced the cancellation of all their flights to mainland China. The announcement went into effect days before the country announced a blanket travel ban to China.