Qantas cuts flights to Asia as coronavirus hits profitsQantas aircraft are seen on the tarmac at Melbourne International Airport in Melbourne. (Reuters file photo)Australian airline Qantas on Thursday announced a major reduction in flights to Asia as the deadly coronavirus outbreak that began in China impacts demand and eats into profits. The carrier said it would cut flights to Asia by 16% for at least three months, with flights to Shanghai suspended and those to Hong Kong and Singapore reduced. Its low-cost brand, Jetstar, would likewise reduce its Asia flights by 14% until the end of May, impacting routes to Japan, Thailand and mainland China. The company also plans to make small cuts to its domestic and New Zealand routes in response to lower demand.
Source: Bangkok Post February 19, 2020 22:52 UTC