Does AFKL suspend flights to Mainland China?

Old Jan 29, 20, 3:19 am
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Does AFKL suspend flights to Mainland China?

BA has suspended all flights to Mainland China (not HKG):
https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-ch...-idUKKBN1ZS0OD

Do we have information for AF and KL?
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Old Jan 29, 20, 3:30 am
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AF suspended flights to Wuhan, but that airport is closed anyways:
https://www.air-journal.fr/2020-01-2...n-5217769.html
Nothing about the rest of China so far.

Dutch TV News NOS Journal regularly reports that KLM keeps flying to China.
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Old Jan 29, 20, 9:27 am
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An AF pilot has informally reported that turnarounds would be "adapted" to China, with crews having to stay at an airport hotel and for a shorter duration.

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Old Jan 29, 20, 11:42 am
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With the BA suspension, I strongly suspect that within 2-3 days all major carriers serving Europe & the US will suspend service.
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Old Jan 29, 20, 12:11 pm
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Flights to Chengdu, Hangzhou and Xiamen are cancelled and to Shanghai reduced from 11 to 7x per week. Rest is business as usual.

https://nieuws.klm.com/update-corona-virus-2/
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Old Jan 29, 20, 1:58 pm
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So probably passengers from Chengdu, Hangzhou and Xiamen are rebooked through Shanghai and Beijing, so the 'gain' for health safety is...? KLM is straightforward in their statement that the network adjustments are due to a drop in demand, which is unsurprising considering the free rebooking/refund policy. PEK and PVG can probably still sustain enough load, either OD or transfer to destinations outside China.
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Old Jan 29, 20, 2:46 pm
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LH group has also announced they cancel all flights to mainland China until Feb 9. Valid for all airlines of the group serving China (LH, LX, OS). Bookings remain closed until end Feb. HKG flights are not concerned.
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Old Jan 29, 20, 7:21 pm
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Flight schedule to Wuhan airport

To this date, all our flights to and from Wuhan (WUH) are cancelled until 29 February 2020.
If you are concerned by these cancellations, you will be informed personally, by SMS or e-mail. Please make sure your personal contact details (mobile telephone, e-mail address) are up-to-date in the "Your reservations" section of our website or in the mobile app. The status of your flight is updated in real time on our website or mobile app, in the section "Flight & Airport Info".
If you wish to request a refund, commercial measures are available for you. You can find them in details in the section below "How do I apply for a refund form my journey?"


Flight schedule to other airports in China

At this stage, services to Shanghai and Beijing are maintained. Nevertheless due to the decrease in demand to these destinations, we adjust our flight schedule and will operate one daily flight to Shanghai and Beijing as from 31 January, 2020.
If you are concerned by these cancellations, you will be informed personally, by SMS or e-mail. Please make sure your personal contact details (mobile telephone, e-mail address) are up-to-date in the "Your reservations" section of our website or in the mobile app. The status of your flight is updated in real time on our website or mobile app, in the section "Flight & Airport Info".
In addition, we offer you rebooking options, if you wish to cancel at no extra cost or postpone your trip. You can find details of our commercial measures in 'Can I modify my trip?'
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Old Jan 29, 20, 11:25 pm
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Please cite your quote. Who is it from Aerolineas Argentinas?
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Old Jan 30, 20, 1:01 am
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Originally Posted by x1achilles View Post
Please cite your quote. Who is it from Aerolineas Argentinas?
Of course, since here is the Aerolineas Argentinas forum and the airline usually operates several flights a day from EZE to WUH.
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Old Jan 30, 20, 7:11 am
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The perceived risk seems to have gone global. I just landed in AMS from Argentina and today and at least 10% of the pax boarding the plane were wearing face masks. What good those will do is debeatable given that everyone had to give a thumb print at immigration and the devices didn't seem to be cleaned.
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Old Jan 30, 20, 8:28 am
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yes, Air france just said

"Air France has decided to suspend all scheduled flights to and from mainland China until Feb. 9.
From Jan. 31, Air France “will operate special flights to and from Shanghai and Beijing using volunteer crew members in order to permit customers and employees to return safely”.

https://www.lefigaro.fr/flash-eco/co...vrier-20200130
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Old Jan 30, 20, 8:48 am
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Last update (Jan 30):
AF suspends ALL flight from/to China mainland till Feb. 09.
(Source: LE FIGARO / FranceInfo)

KLM too from this weekend
(Source: https://www.nu.nl/economie/6027435/k...-china-op.html )(Not English)

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Old Jan 30, 20, 2:50 pm
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Originally Posted by HalconBCN View Post
The perceived risk seems to have gone global. I just landed in AMS from Argentina and today and at least 10% of the pax boarding the plane were wearing face masks. What good those will do is debeatable given that everyone had to give a thumb print at immigration and the devices didn't seem to be cleaned.
totally ridiculous
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Old Jan 31, 20, 2:18 am
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KLM says they have cancelled all China flights from Monday onwards. However friends who are booking to travel from AMS to Shanghai on Monday evening phoned KLM who told them their flight is still on......
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