As the deadly coronavirus spreads around the world, the aviation world is taking preventive measures against it. Airlines have suspended direct flights to China or cancelled flights to China until further notice. Airlines in Europe Asia and North America and other parts of the worlds are also announcing safety measures to be taken by passengers. Today we bring you the list of airlines that have suspended direct flights to mainland China.
Major Airlines suspended China flights
- Air Astana
Air Astana have suspended Urumqi flights to Beijing. This came in effect from 3rd February and will be applicable until further notice.
- Air Canada
All non-essential flights to mainland China have been suspended by Air Canada until 29th February 2020. Full refund will be provided to customers affected by it. Air Canada has flights to Beijing and Shanghai both.
- Air France
All flights to mainland China by Air France is suspended until 15th March 2020.
- Air India
Direct flights to and from China by Air India is suspended
- Air KBZ
Air KBZ, a Myanmar based airline, has also suspended flights to and from China until 29th February 2020.
- Air Macau
Air Macau have suspended direct flights to China too, until further notice. For further information, check their website.
- Air Madagascar
Air Madagascar have cancelled flights to China, flying to Guangzhou until 1st
- Air Mauritius
Air Mauritius have cancelled flights to China until further notice, flying to Shanghaiand Hong Kong.
- Air New Zealand
Air New Zealand flights to Shanghai have been suspended until 1st March 2020.
- Air Seoul
Air Seoul have cancelled flights to China until further notice. There is an option of one time date change on flights to Hong Kongup till 29th February 2020.
- Air Tanzania
Air Tanzania have cancelled flights to mainland China until further notice.
- Airlines in Italy (Alitalia and others)
Airlines in Italy have banned flights to and from China, as part of preventative measure taken by the government.
- American Airlines
American Airlines have suspend China flights until 27th March 2020. Travelers should check the alerts for further info.
- Austrian Airlines
Austrian Airlines have suspended flights to mainland China until 29th February 2020.
- British Airways
British Airways have also cancelled flights to China. For Beijing and Shanghai, flights are cancelled till 1st
- Cathay Pacific
Cathay Pacific, the Hong Kong based airlines, have suffered the worst. Cathay Dragon flights to mainland China have been suspended for two whole months. While countries like Italy and the Philippines have banned the airline from flying in.
- Delta Air Lines
Delta Air Lines have cancelled its flights to Beijing and Shanghai until April 30, 2020.
Emirates airlines have suspended flights to Guangzhou and Shanghai until further notice.
Etihad has suspended all its flights to mainland China. But not the flight via Beijing. Passengers on flights to Beijing have to go through rigorous medical screening before boarding.
Finnair have suspended flightsto Beijing and to Shanghai until 29th
KLM has suspended its flights to Beijing and Shanghai until 15th March 2020.
Lufthansa has suspended its flights to Beijing and Shanghai until February 29, 2020.
- Oman Air
Oman Air have cancelled its flights to mainland China until further notice.
Qantas has cancelled its flights to Beijing and Shanghai until March 29, 2020.
- Qatar Airways
Qatar Airways cancelled flights to China until further notice.
- Saudi Airlines
Saudia has suspended flights to and from China until further notice.
- Turkish Airlines
Turkish Airlines have cancelled all flights to Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, and Xi’an until February end 2020.
- United Airlines
United have cancelled its flights to china until March 28, 2020.
- Other major international airlines that have cancelled flights to China or suspended direct flights to China
Asiana Airlines, ANA (All Nippon Airways), Cambodia Airways, Cebu Pacific, Eastar Jet, EgyptAir, Himalaya Airlines, Hong Kong Airlines, Japan Airlines, JetStar Asia, Kenya Airways, Korean Air, Myanmar Airways International, Philippine Airlines, Royal Air Maroc, Rwandair, SAS (Scandinavian Airlines), Singapore Airlines, SWISS, Thai Airways, Turkmenistan Airlines, Virgin Atlantic.
What you can do?
While airports are applying heavy screening and major airlines are cancelling flights to China, travelers need to take measures too. The best thing that you can do at airports right now is book Meet and Greet. Instead of standing in long airport queues with the crowd, skip queues. The greeter will help you to fast track your airport journey, so that you get in an out of the airport asap!