January 31, 2020 / 2:22 PM / 16 days ago

Vietnam Airlines to suspend flights to Chinese destinations

HANOI, Jan 31 (Reuters) - Vietnam Airlines will suspend its flights to destinations in China from next week over coronavirus concerns, the company said on Friday.

Its flights between Vietnam and Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen will be suspended from Tuesday, Chengdu from Wednesday, and Macau from Thursday, the company said in a statement.

Vietnam Airlines will also suspend all flights between Hanoi and Hong Kong from Thursday, and cut its flights between Ho Chi Minh City and Hong Kong to 7 from 10 per week, it said.

Budget carrier Vietjet said earlier on Friday it will suspend all flights to and from China from Feb. 1. (Reporting by Khanh Vu and Phuong Nguyen, editing by Louise Heavens)

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