Airlines start cutting China flightsBack to Forum
With demand for travel to and from China falling it was only natural that airlines would start to consolidate flights.
Cathay Pacific is to cut flights between Hong Kong and mainland China by around 50 per cent.
United is cancelling dozens of US-China flights because of a “significant decline in demand.”
China is banning tour groups from travelling overseas. That will affect airline load factors to many destinations around the world.
While in Europe we see French tour operators suspending departures to China. [FR]
How will Europe’s airlines react ?28 Jan 2020
Finnair have pulled a bunch of flights, but not all – https://www.finnair.com/nl/gb/flightinfo
Due to the recent suspension of group travel from China, and the amount of cancellations this has led to certain of our Chinese routes, we will cancel our three weekly flights to Beijing Daxing International Airport and our two weekly flights to Nanjing until March 29, 2020. Cancellations are in force as of February 5 for Daxing and as of February 8 for Nanjing.
We continue to operate daily to Beijing Capital Airport and to Shanghai, and twice a day to Hongkong, and to Guangzhou twice a week.29 Jan 2020
British Airways in this week’s inventory update closed reservation for service to Mainland China, currently closed for travel up to 29FEB20 (LHR departure). Additional changes remain possible.
London Heathrow – Beijing Daxing 29JAN20 – 29FEB20 Reservation for 1 daily service closed
London Heathrow – Shanghai Pu Dong 29JAN20 – 29FEB20 Reservation for 10 weekly service closed
Reservation under China Southern’s CZ-coded flight numbers (codeshare service) is also not available.29 Jan 2020
Etihad has become the first Gulf carrier to suspend its China service.31 Jan 2020