American Airlines has extended its suspension of flights to Hong Kong due to a “reduction in demand” amid the coronavirus outbreak.
The US carrier said it will stop flying to Hong Kong from Los Angeles through March 27. Flights to Hong Kong from Dallas-Fort Worth will resume on February 21.
On Tuesday, the airline said that its flights between Hong Kong and Dallas/Fort Worth and Los Angeles will be suspended until February 20.
American Airlines has also suspended its flights to and from mainland China through to March 27.
Earlier this week, United Airlines also announced that it will cancel all flights to and from Hong Kong beginning February 8 until February 20 due to a “continued drop in demand”.
Yesterday, Virgin Australia joined the growing list of airlines suspending flights to Hong Kong. The airline said it will cancel its Sydney-Hong Kong service from March 2 due to a decline in market demand amid the coronavirus outbreak and protests.
The coronavirus, which originated in the Chinese city of Wuhan, has claimed 638 lives and the total number of confirmed cases has reached 31,161 as of today, according to the South China Morning Post. Hong Kong reported its first coronavirus death on Tuesday.