- Airlines around the world have cancelled or cut their flights to China until as late as March amid the coronavirus outbreak.
- European and US airlines, including United and American, largely make up the list of airlines that have cancelled flights.
- Air travel is one of the quickest ways a disease can spread, since aircraft fly all over the world, especially from an economic hub like China.
As the number of people infected with the Wuhan coronavirus around the world grows, airlines have cancelled or reduced flights to China, where the virus was discovered.
Their reasoning is a mix of reduced demand to visit the country and fear of the virus spreading, with numerous cities outside China reporting cases of the virus.