Carriers cut China flights as coronavirus measures widen

Posted On: February 4, 2020

Several airlines have suspended their flights to China. British Airways is currently not flying to China and will reassess the situation on 29 February 2020. Lufthansa, Swiss and Austrian Airlines will fly to China for the last time on 31 January. After that, all flights will be temporarily suspended until 9 February 2020 Cathay Pacific plans to reduce flights to mainland China by up to 50% by the end of March, KLM/Air France have suspended selected direct flights/reduce flights and will not be carrying live/fresh shipments.

Further reductions and suspensions of scheduled flights must be expected.

This will not only have an impact on passenger transport, but will also lead to a significant reduction in air freight to and from China.

Considering that air freight is mainly used for time-sensitive and, in relation to its weight, valuable goods, these restrictions can lead to considerable problems and damage in supply chains.

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