Updated on April 9, 2020:

Korean Air has suspended and reduced flights to a number of international destinations due to the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak in South Korea.

As of writing this story, the coronavirus in South Korea has resulted in more than 4,200 confirmed cases and 22 deaths according to South China Morning Post.

The South Korean flag carrier announced flight cuts to the following international destinations from Seoul (Incheon and Gimpo), Busan and Jeju (as of March 9, 2020):

Region Destinations
Northeast Asia Greater China: Beijing, Changsha, Dalian, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Hefei, Hong Kong, Huangshan, Ji’nan, Kunming, Mudanjiang, Nanjing, Qingdao, Shanghai (Pudong), Shenyang, Shenzhen, Taipei, Tianjin, Weihai, Wuhan, Xiamen, Xi’an, Yanji, Zhangjiajie, Zhengzhou

Japan: Aomori, Fukuoka, Kagoshima, Komatsu, Nagoya, Niigata, Okayama, Okinawa, Osaka, Sapporo, Tokyo (Haneda and Narita)

Mongolia: Ulaanbaatar

Russia: Vladivostok

Southeast Asia and South Asia Cambodia: Siem Reap

India: Delhi, Mumbai

Indonesia: Denpasar Bali, Jakarta

Malaysia: Kuala Lumpur

Maldives: Male

Myanmar: Yangon

Nepal: Kathmandu

Philippines: Angeles City, Cebu, Clark


Sri Lanka: Colombo

Thailand: Bangkok, Chiang Mai

Vietnam: Dalat, Da Nang, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Nha Trang, Phu Quoc

Central Asia Uzbekistan: Tashkent
Oceania Australia: Brisbane, Sydney

New Zealand: Auckland


Micronesia US: Guam
Middle East Israel: Tel Aviv

UAE: Dubai

Europe Austria: Vienna

Croatia: Zagreb

Czech: Prague

Germany: Frankfurt

Italy: Milan, Rome

Russia: Moscow

Spain: Barcelona, Madrid

Switzerland: Zurich

Turkey: Istanbul

UK: London

North America Canada: Toronto, Vancouver

US: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Honolulu, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle, Washington

More details on cancelled flights such as flight numbers and the cancellation periods can be found here (as of April 8, 2020).

The airline has also updated its flight cancellation details for May (as of April 8, 2020).

The airline has advised passengers to check their flight status online before leaving for the airport.

According to Korean Air, passengers who have booked affected flights via the airline’s official website or mobile app can contact its service centre for date or itinerary changes, while they can log in on its website and mobile app to request a refund.

The airline said those who have purchased tickets via the airline’s regional office, service centre or other third-party agencies need to contact their respective service centres or third-party agencies for date or itinerary changes, as well as for refunds.

Business Traveller Asia-Pacific is also updating a list of airlines that have cut flights to South Korea:

Coronavirus: Which flights to South Korea are cancelled?