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American Airlines is extending a suspension of flights to the mainland of China and Hong Kong, as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 –formerly known as the new corona virus”–of an outbreak.
The airline announced this week that its flights between Dallas / Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) and the mainland of China will be suspended until the end of April the 24th, when would be flights to and from the Los Angeles International Airport, (LAX), and in the mainland of China. The Hong Kong-bound flights out of both DFW and LAX) will be postponed until April 23 and April 24, respectively.
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American Airlines had cancelled flights to the mainland of China, up to and including March 27th.
The airline is citing “loss of demand” for the extension of the waivers.
“As a result of the drop in demand, American Airlines has extended the suspension of air travel to and from the mainland of China and Hong Kong are on our Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) and Los Angeles (LAX) hubs,” the airline confirmed on Tuesday.
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Passengers scheduled to fly to Hong Kong and are currently under consideration to change, modify, suspend, change, or cancel travel if the tickets were purchased prior to Jan. 28, for a flight scheduled to leave by April 24. Passengers scheduled to fly to China to qualify for a modification, delay, modify, or cancel the flight when the tickets are purchased by Jan. 24, for travel booked by April 24. More information can be found on the American Airlines “Travel Warnings” page.
Two of the other major Us airlines flying to China are Delta and United are similar in the suspension is in place. Delta had already suspended all of the “united states to China, fly by 30 April, as United had been suspended for travel through March 28.
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With the increased concern about the COVID-19, had also asked the State Department to be a Level 4 travel advisory (do Not Travel) to China, as of Jan. 30.
At a press conference on Tuesday, the World Health Organization said that it had been decided that the name of the virus, and following consultation with the Food and Agriculture Organization and the World Organization for Animal Health.
“We were looking for a name that does not refer to a geographical location, an animal, a person, or a group of people,” said WHO’s director-general, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. He would be a name that is “pronounceable, and related to the disease,” he said.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.