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United Airlines Halts Some U.S.-China Flights as Coronavirus Spreads

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United Airlines is temporarily dropping some U.S.-China flights due to a decrease in demand. Pictured is on of the carrier’s Boeing 777-300ERs. United Airlines

Skift Take: Coronavirus is crushing demand to China. But let’s remember the first week in February already stinks for U.S-China flights. The Lunar New Year festivals last until Feb. 8, and during this period, lucrative business traffic dissipates. If this suspension continues past Feb. 8, we’ll how bad the health crisis is hurting business.

— Brian Sumers

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