clearn.png
Wednesday April 1st, 2020 8:22PM

American Airlines halts Hong Kong flights, United to follow

By The Associated Press
Related Articles
  Contact Editor

American Airlines said Tuesday it has suspended flights to Hong Kong through Feb. 20 due to weak demand , and United Airlines will do the same next weekend.

Interest in travel to Hong Kong was already weakened by months of anti-government protests in the city, and has fallen off more recently as the coronavirus outbreak spreads in China.

On Tuesday, officials in Hong Kong reported the first death from the virus in the semi-autonomous territory, fanning fear that the virus is spreading locally. China reported 425 deaths and more than 20,000 confirmed cases, up sharply from figures the day before.

United, American and Delta Air Lines all announced they would suspend flights to mainland China shortly after the State Department issued an advisory last week telling Americans not to travel there.

However, American continued to fly to Hong Kong from Los Angeles and Dallas-Fort Worth, and United kept flights from San Francisco. Delta had not served Hong Kong.

Several hours after American's announcement on Tuesday, United said it too would suspend Hong Kong flights beginning Saturday and running through Feb. 20. It cited the continued drop in demand.

In another sign of fading interest in traveling to Hong Kong, Disney said Tuesday that attendance and hotel stays in Hong Kong were down because of “recent events." The company didn't elaborate.

  • Associated Categories: Associated Press (AP), AP Business
© Copyright 2020 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Biden's poor showing in Iowa shakes establishment support
Joe Biden's third presidential bid is entering a critical stretch after a disappointing finish in the Iowa caucuses
7:11PM ( 14 minutes ago )
American Airlines halts Hong Kong flights, United to follow
American Airlines says it has suspended flights to Hong Kong, and United will halt flights there starting Saturday
7:09PM ( 16 minutes ago )
Back on stand, Weinstein accuser declares: 'He is my rapist'
A woman who says Harvey Weinstein raped her was back on the witness stand Tuesday, a day after she became so upset while being questioned by the movie mogul's lawyers that the judge suspended her cross examination
7:05PM ( 20 minutes ago )
Associated Press (AP)
PG&E clears another bankruptcy hurdle with debt refinancing
A federal judge has approved a settlement that moves Pacific Gas & Electric closer to getting out of bankruptcy
6:42PM ( 43 minutes ago )
Report: New York Stock Exchange owner bids to buy eBay
The owner of the New York Stock Exchange has made an offer to buy online marketplace eBay Inc. That's according to a report by the Wall Street Journal on Tuesday
6:40PM ( 45 minutes ago )
Best Buy CEO will stay in role after investigation
Best Buy said Tuesday that CEO Corie Barry will continue to lead the company after its board completed an investigation into allegations against her in an anonymous letter
6:39PM ( 47 minutes ago )
AP Business
Biden's poor showing in Iowa shakes establishment support
Joe Biden's third presidential bid is entering a critical stretch after a disappointing finish in the Iowa caucuses
7:11PM ( 14 minutes ago )
Back on stand, Weinstein accuser declares: 'He is my rapist'
A woman who says Harvey Weinstein raped her was back on the witness stand Tuesday, a day after she became so upset while being questioned by the movie mogul's lawyers that the judge suspended her cross examination
7:05PM ( 20 minutes ago )
AP VoteCast: Many coalitions in Iowa Democratic caucus vote
If the Iowa caucuses proved anything, it’s how varied Democratic voters are in their values and preferred candidates for the 2020 presidential race, according to AP VoteCast
7:03PM ( 22 minutes ago )
Macy's to close 125 stores, shed 2,000 corporate jobs
Macy's says it is closing 125 of its least productive stores and cutting 2,000 corporate jobs as the struggling department store tries to reinvent itself in the age of online shopping
7:02PM ( 23 minutes ago )
Rape case to be dropped against doctor who was on reality TV
Prosecutors are dropping a high-profile rape case against a doctor who appeared in a reality TV dating show and his girlfriend
7:01PM ( 24 minutes ago )