British Airways has confirmed it has suspended all flights to and from China due to Foreign Office advice following the Coronavirus outbreak which has now claimed 132 lives in China with nearly 6000 infected.
A notice on their website BA.com read as follows:
‘Following Foreign Office advice against all but essential travel to mainland China we have temporarily suspended our flights to and from Beijing and Shanghai with immediate effect, until Friday 31 January, while we assess the situation.
Flights to and from Hong Kong remain unaffected.
This situation will remain under review and we will continue to provide regular updates.’
“We apologise to customers for the inconvenience, but the safety of our customers and crew is always our priority,” BA said in an emailed statement on Wednesday. “Customers due to travel to or from China in the coming days can find more information on BA.com.”
More information on BA.com