Singapore Airlines said on Monday that it is ‘rationalising’ services between Singapore and China with a series of additional flight suspensions announced. The decision comes amid the continuing impact of Coronavirus on travel to Mainland China.
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The ongoing novel Coronavirus outbreak has led global carriers to suspend – or significantly reduce – their presence in Mainland China in recent days. This is now impacting Hong Kong with two of America’s largest carriers announcing a temporary suspension of services to the city.
Australia’s largest airline has confirmed it is repatriating Australians stranded in China, amid the continuing Novel Coronavirus outbreak.
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Ctrip Group senior airline director Ooi Chee Teng there is high demand and high growth in terms of direct flights between Australia and China.
China has signed a general terms agreement to purchase 290 Airbus A320 family aircraft and 10 A350 widebodies for the country’s airlines.
In response to the worsening Coronavirus outbreak impacting China, Australia’s largest carrier advised it will suspend mainland services from 9 February.