Egyptair to suspend all China flights over coronavirus

Egyptair to suspend all China flights over coronavirus
Exterior of Terminal 1 is seen at Cairo International Airport in Cairo, Egypt, July 21, 2019. (Reuters)
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Updated 30 January 2020

Egyptair to suspend all China flights over coronavirus

Egyptair to suspend all China flights over coronavirus
  • Flights from and to Hangzhou will be suspended on Feb.1 followed by flights to and from Guangzhou and Beijing on Feb.4
  • Concerns over the spread of the virus are growing

CAIRO: Egyptair will suspend all flights to and from China starting on Feb. 1 over the coronavirus outbreak, the civil aviation ministry said in a statement on Thursday.
Flights from and to Hangzhou will be suspended on Feb.1 followed by flights to and from Guangzhou and Beijing on Feb.4 until further notice, the statement said.
The last Chinese tourist group in Egypt will leave on Feb. 4, it said.
Concerns over the spread of the flu-like virus, which originated in the central city of Wuhan, are growing as the death toll rises.