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Vietjet Air suspends all flights from and to China

Budget carrier Vietjet Air will suspend all flights from and to China from February 1 due to the spread of the novel coronavirus (nCoV), which originated from China’s Wuhan province in late December.

The airline said it is closely working with relevant agencies to limit the spread of the virus.

According to the Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam (CAV), 11 Chinese airlines are operating 32 air routes from 14 destinations in China to Vietnam’s Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Da Nang, Cam Ranh, and Phu Quoc with 240 flights per week.

Vietnam Airlines, Jetstar Pacific and Vietjet Air are also operating 72 regular and charter routes from these five localities to 42 destinations in China with 401 flights per week.

On January 30 and 31, many airlines of countries decided to suspend all flights from and to the world’s most populous country.

The World Health Organisation just declared the coronavirus outbreak a global health emergency because it could spread to countries that aren’t prepared.