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Published January 29, 2020

Rumble Airlines worldwide are suspending flights to China amid a deadly coronavirus outbreak.

British Airways this morning suspended all direct flights to and from mainland China as concerns grew about the outbreak of the virus.

Air Canada, Finnair, Jetstar Asia, Lion Air, Cathay Pacific and United are among those who have cut services to mainland China.

The move comes after the UK government warned against all but essential travel to the country, where at least 132 people have been killed by the rapidly spreading disease.

BA’s website shows no direct flights to mainland China available in January or February. The UK's flag carrier usually operates daily flights from Heathrow Airport to Shanghai and Beijing.

“We apologise to customers for the inconvenience, but the safety of our customers and crew is always our priority,” the airline in a statement on Wednesday. “Customers due to travel to or from China in the coming days can find more information on BA.com.” [The Independent]

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