British Airways Cancels All Flights To China As Killer Virus Spreads

British Airways has now canceled all flights to mainland China as the killer corona virus continues its rapid spread around the world. As The Daily Mail reports:

British Airways has today suspended all flights to mainland China with ‘immediate effect’ amid the escalating coronavirus crisis which has killed 130 people.

The airline halted all bookings on its website for direct flights from London to Beijing and Shanghai until March, following the Foreign Office’s unprecedented advice last night urging Britons not to travel to mainland China unless their visit is essential.

Flights to Hong Kong will continue – but passengers will have to use a different airline to head on to the Chinese mainland. It is not yet clear how BA will bring back its thousands of customers booked on flights to the UK from China over the coming weeks.

The coronavirus outbreak has killed 133 people across China and more than 6,000 around the world have caught the highly infectious pneumonia-like infection, with cases having risen dramatically in the past week.

Expatriates have been attempting to flee China in the thousands as the virus continues to spread.



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