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Carriers Begin Full Suspensions of U.S.-China Service

Feb 3, 2020

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We wanted to give you an update on the coronavirus situation. The three largest U.S. carriers recently announced that they have fully suspended flights to Mainland China in light of the State Department's elevated travel warning amid the coronavirus outbreak.

American Airlines on Friday announced it was suspending all operations to and from Mainland China through March 27 and that it would "continue to evaluate the schedule for March 28 and beyond and make any adjustments as necessary." It has not suspended its service to Hong Kong.

Similarly, Delta said it was suspending all flying between the U.S. and China from Feb. 6 through April 30, with scheduled flight continuing through Feb. 5 to ensure those travelers wishing to leave China could do so. Delta has 42 weekly flights between the U.S. and China.

United also announced it was suspending service to Beijing, Chengdu and Shanghai from Feb. 6 until March 28. It will continue to operate one daily flight between San Francisco and Hong Kong, according to a United spokesperson.

The U.S. State Department on Thursday raised its travel warning for China to Level 4, the highest level. "Travelers should be prepared for travel restrictions to be put into effect with little notice or no advance warning," according to the advisory.

TravelPlex will continue to monitor this situation and provide updates as they become available.