Coronavirus: Two-thirds of China flights cancelled due to virus fears
Coronavirus has led to a slump in the number of flights in China Almost 100,000 flights were cancelled during the first month of the coronavirus outbreak, with the same number again estimated to have been proactively removed from the schedules.
The figures have been calculated by the data analyst, Cirium, for the period between 23 January and 18 February 2020.
The grounded flights account for over two-thirds of China’s originally scheduled flights.
Airlines have been steadily increasing the number of flights they have cancelled.
The cancellations have been so wide-ranging that they are denting global growth significantly. Created with Sketch. Coronavirus: Cases soar of deadly new flu-like virus
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