Qantas to Suspend Mainland China Services Amid Virus Outbreak

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(Bloomberg) -- Qantas Airways Ltd., Australia’s largest airline, will suspend services to mainland China from Feb. 9, as the deadly coronavirus outbreak spreads.

The airline’s Sydney-Beijing and Sydney-Shanghai flights will be halted until March 29, it said in a statement Saturday. Services to Hong Kong will remain unchanged.

The move follows entry restrictions imposed by countries including the U.S. and Singapore, which impact the movement of crew who work across the Qantas international network, the carrier said.

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