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Juneyao’s European Expansion Postponed Due to Coronavirus

A Juneyao Air 787-9 Dreamliner (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Katie Bailey)

Juneyao Airlines has announced that it will be indefinitely postponing the launch of new European routes due to the coronavirus outbreak.

In November, the airline announced that it would be expanding in Europe with new links from Shanghai to Manchester, Dublin and Reykjavik through Helsinki, where it already flies to.

The routes were due to begin in late March but the COVID-2019 virus has led Juneyao Air to delay the start of the routes until further notice.

The Helsinki route will remain in operation at this time, but the flight schedule is reportedly subject to change. Until March 28, the flight is still scheduled to operate once per week which is due to increase to three times per week after this date, which could change if demand for flights dithers or the new European flights continue to be delayed.

In a press release, the airline said that postponing the start date of new European flights “has been a very hard decision for us, as we were excited at the prospect of strengthening the links between Europe and China.”

“We remain committed to the European market and will continue to monitor the situation. We will return when the time is right.” the statement continued.

This follows as many European airlines, including British Airways and Air France, have suspended flights to China due to the virus outbreak, as well as many other foreign airlines.

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