Himalaya to suspend China flights from February 7


Kathmandu, January 29

has announced it is suspending all direct flights to and from from February 7 due to the growing impact of coronavirus in the northern neighbour.

In the wake of the recent novel coronavirus outbreak, Himalaya Airlines claimed that it has already introduced precautionary measures on its flights to contain the Wuhan pneumonia/coronavirus epidemic.

Stepping up the precautionary measures, the has now decided to suspend flights on -China sector until further notice, informed Ujjawala Dali, head of the Department of Brand and Service Improvement.

“Flight bookings of Changsha and Guiyang airports have already been cleared, so we have cancelled flights to these destinations since last week,” said. She, however, said that five flights — three to Beijing and two to Chongqing — have to be operated at any as the occupancy is full.

As per Dali, the last flight to Beijing will take off from Tribhuvan International Airport on February 7, while last flight to Chongqing will be on February 6.

The flights will be suspended at least until March 28.

“If the condition comes under control in China, we may resume the flights before March 28 as well,” she said, “Otherwise, we will publish another notice regarding

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