Cathay Pacific has announced it will close three of its lounges at Hong Kong International Airport from February 17 “until further notice”.

The airline said it would close The Bridge, The Deck and The Pier First Class Lounge due to lack of demand, amid warnings over the spread of the coronavirus.

The Wing First Class, The Pier Business Class Lounge and Business Class Lounges will remain open.

Cathay is reducing capacity across its network, including Cathay Dragon, by 30 per cent over the next two months.

It will also switch to individually packed food options and made-to-order hot dishes rather than buffets at Shanghai Pudong International Airport and Beijing Capital International Airport.

Airlines around the world are reacting to the coronavirus risk, with many – including British Airways – reducing or suspending routes to Hong Kong.

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Cathay Pacific has suspended routes to London Gatwick, Rome, Washington DC, Newark, Male, Davao, Clark, Jeju and Taichung until March 28.

British Airways has suspended all flights to Beijing and Shanghai until March 31, while Virgin Atlantic has suspended Heathrow-Shanghai until March 28.