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):
|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)
|Southeast Asia and South Asia||Cambodia: Siem Reap
India: Delhi, Mumbai
Indonesia: Denpasar Bali, Jakarta
Malaysia: Kuala Lumpur
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
|Middle East||Israel: Tel Aviv
Italy: Milan, Rome
Spain: Barcelona, Madrid
|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: