British Airways on Wednesday stated it had suspended all its flights to and from China owing to the lethal coronavirus.
“We have suspended all flights to and from mainland China with immediate effect following advice from the (UK) Foreign Office against all but essential travel,” BA stated in a quick assertion.
“We apologise to customers for the inconvenience, but the safety of our customers and crew is always our priority,” it added.
BA flies each day from London’s Heathrow airport to Shanghai and Beijing.
Its announcement on suspending the flights got here after Russia’s Urals Airlines on Wednesday stated it had suspended some providers to Europe standard with Chinese vacationers, together with Paris and Rome, due to the outbreak.
The virus has killed greater than 130 folks, contaminated hundreds and reached some 15 international locations.