Russian flag carrier Aeroflot will temporarily suspend flights from Moscow to Hong Kong amid growing fears over the spread of the coronavirus.

The airline said its flights to Hong Kong will continue to operate until March 7, and its flights from Hong Kong will run until March 8. Business Traveller Asia-Pacific has asked the airline when it will resume this service.

Aeroflot offers a daily service between Hong Kong and Moscow.

The airline previously announced flight reductions on this route from one daily flight to four flights per week scheduled for Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

The airline said passengers who booked tickets on or before March 5 to travel on flights SU212/SU213 between March 8 and March 31 can either change their departure dates, or obtain a refund for tickets at the sales offices where they were purchased. Tickets purchased online can be returned at any of its sales offices or via the contact centre.

The airline added that changes and refunds will not result in additional fees.

According to Aeroflot, passengers with tickets for flights scheduled from March 8 onwards may contact its special hotline with any questions on +7 495 7847242, as well as its call centre and its sales offices for refunds and re-bookings.

Business Traveller Asia-Pacific is updating a list of airlines that have suspended or cut flights to Hong Kong:

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