Himalaya Airlines suspends flights to coronavirus affected cities in China
KATHMANDU: Himalaya Airlines has suspended its flights to three cities of China in the wake of coronovirus epidemic that has left over 300 dead and hundreds other infected in China. The infection was first detected in Wuhan in China. It had issued a notice few days back announcing the suspension of the flights to the Chinese cities until further notice.
Flights from Tribhuvan International Airport to Chinese cities, Shenzhen, Changsha and Guiyang have been cancelled in view of possible risks posed by the virus, said Bijaya Shrestha, vice chairperson of the Airlines. The airlines company has a plan to suspend flights to Beijing and Chongqing from coming February 6. It however would continue the flight schedule to Beijing and Chongqing by a need and pressure of passengers, said Ujjwala Dali, chief of the service reform branch of the Airlines.
The Airlines has been operating direct flights from TIA to Dhaka, Kuala Lumpur, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Dammam and Doha.