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Wuhan coronavirus: United Airlines suspends some Asia flights

Christian Fernsby |
United Airlines announced today it will reduce service throughout Asia due to the rising number of coronavirus cases in the region, amid declining traveler demand.

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Travel to China has fallen by 75 percent in the last several weeks following the start of the Wuhan coronavirus, which originated in Wuhan. United said it's also cutting its trips to Japan.

"We are reducing capacity to Tokyo-Narita, Osaka, Singapore and Seoul," United said in a statement. "Additionally, we are extending the suspension of flights between our U.S. hubs and Beijing, Chengdu, Shanghai and Hong Kong through April 30.

"We will stay in close contact with the CDC and other health organizations as we continue to evaluate our schedule."

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