Ethiopian Airlines Says No Suspended China Flights amid Coronavirus Fears

ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopian Airlines said on Thursday it has not suspended flights to China where an outbreak of coronavirus has killed at least 223 people.

“We are operating our regular flights to all of our five gateways in China,” said the airlines in a statement issued on Thursday.

Ethiopian’s five getaways are Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chengdu and Hong Kong.

The airlines is operating “with the usual supply and demand adjustment that we always make during the Chinese New Year Holidays”, the statement reads

The airlines says it is “working together with all relevant Chinese and Ethiopian Authorities to protect our passengers and our crew from the Corona Virus disease in full compliance with IATA, WHO, CDC guidelines.”

The CEO extended his gratitude to the people and the government of China for their unreserved support. “We would like to reassure our full commitment to stand with them at all times,” the statement concludes.

Despite Ethiopian airlines stand, a rising number of airlines are suspending all flights to China. These include Air France, British Airways, Air Seoul, Egyptair, Lion Air, Lufthansa, Swiss Airlines and Austrian Airlines – most of them till the end of February.

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