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JAL, ANA and Jetstar cutting China flights as demand withers amid coronavirus scare

Kyodo, JIJI

Japan Airlines, All Nippon Airways and Jetstar announced separately Tuesday they will suspend some flights between Japan and China in response to the outbreak of the new coronavirus.

JAL will suspend its flights between Narita International Airport and Beijing from Feb. 17 through March 28, while ANA will halt its services between Narita and Beijing from next Monday through March 29.

ANA said it will also halve its Haneda-Beijing services to seven flights a week. The airline has already grounded its Narita-Wuhan flights.

Jetstar Japan said Monday it will suspend flights connecting Narita and Shanghai. Services on the route will be suspended from Wednesday to March 28. The low-cost carrier has been operating one round-trip flight per day between Narita and Shanghai.

Japan Airlines is Jetstar Japan’s largest shareholder.

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