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Delta suspends flights to China amid coronavirus outbreak

Posted: 10:43 AM, Jan 31, 2020
Updated: 2020-01-31 10:44:44-05
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Delta is temporarily suspending all US flights to China amid the coronavirus outbreak, airline officials announced Friday.

Flights are suspended from Feb. 6 through April 30. The last China-bound flight from the U.S. will leave on Monday, Feb. 3, and the last flight will return from China on Feb. 5.

The United States Department of State warned Americans on Thursday to not travel to China due to ongoing fears of the coronavirus, which has taken the lives of 213 Chinese citizens. The warning came just hours after the World Health Organization issued an emergency over the coronavirus.

The CDC confirmed Thursday a sixth US case of the virus, marking the first person-to-person case within the US.

Delta officials said they would monitor the situation and make adjustments accordingly.

Customers who may be affected can go to the My Trips section of delta.com to view their options, including:

  • Reaccommodation to flights after April 30
  • Requesting a refund
  • Contacting Delta to discuss additional options