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Following American, United says it will suspend Hong Kong flights

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United Airlines on Tuesday communicated it will suspend Hong Kong service, days after it cut its mainland China flights as coronavirus spreads.

The Chicago-based porter said demand had dropped for the routes. The suspension begins Feb. 8 and will last until Feb. 20 but more replacements are possible. More than 20,000 cases of the coronavirus have been reported worldwide as of Tuesday. 

“We will prolong to monitor the situation as it develops and make any necessary changes to our schedule,” the company said in a statement. The suspension of Hong Kong tracks a similar step American Airlines announced earlier Tuesday.

Dozens of international airlines are cutting or suspending their China assignment because of the virus.

American Airlines on Tuesday suspended its Hong Kong service, halting flights to and from Dallas/Fort Quality and Los Angeles through Feb. 20 citing a drop in demand as the coronavirus spreads.

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