United Airlines slashes Asia service because of coronavirus

A United Airlines Boeing 777-200 aircraft

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United Airlines said Friday that it is reducing it’s service throughout Asia as the spread of coronavirus drives down demand.

The Chicago-based carrier has more service to Asia than any other U.S. carrier. 

United is lowering capacity on flights to and from Tokyo, Osaka, Singapore and Seoul, South Korea. Delta Air Lines earlier this week said it would cut its weekly flights to Seoul to 15 from 28. South Korea has more cases of coronavirus outside of China than any other country.

United also said it will extend its suspension of service to Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong through April 30.

“We will stay in close contact with the CDC and other health organizations as we continue to evaluate our schedule,” the airline said.

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