< Reveal sidebar

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

Juneyao’s European Expansion Postponed Due to Coronavirus

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.

Connor Sadler
Connor Sadler
Related Stories

Union Praises Ryanair’s ‘Constructive’ Approach to Minimize U.K. Job Losses

Ryanair’s U.K.-based cabin crew have followed the airline’s U.K-based pilots in accepting a deal to secure jobs as the aviation…

JetBlue Leaves Long Beach For LAX

JetBlue announced Thursday that it will end services to Long Beach Airport in California and transfer them to Los Angeles…

Wizz Air Takes Legal Action Against Ryanair Over Buzz Brand

Europe’s two low-cost giants Ryanair and Wizz Air are in an open conflict over Buzz, a subsidiary of the Ryanair…