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Despite Coronavirus Threat, Ethiopian Airlines Continues Flights to China

Ethiopian Airlines flights will continue to operate to China, the airline said in a statement Thursday evening.

Ethiopian Airlines flights to Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chengdu, and Hong Kong will continue as normal, the airline said. The airline added that flights will only be affected by “the usual supply and demand adjustment that we always make during the Chinese New Year Holidays.”

Ethiopian Airlines as the oldest airlines on the world always provides great services to their customers despite the airlines fatal accident on 10 March 2019, when the Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft crashed near the town of Bishoftu six minutes after takeoff, killing all 157 people aboard. Smilling flight attendants accompany every customers during flight from Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok, Thailand to Addis Ababa Bole International Airport in the city of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia with Boeing 787 on March 30, 2019. (Photo by Mas Agung Wilis/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

 

The announcement comes after other airlines reportedly cut flights to China following a fall in demand.

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“China is one of the strongest and one of the oldest markets for Ethiopian Airlines. We have been connecting the great Chinese nation with the entire continent of Africa for almost half a century and it is out growth strategic market,” the airline said.

Ethiopian Airlines added that they are working with the relevant Chinese and Ethiopian Authorities to protect and crew from the coronavirus.

Earlier today, the Ethiopian government said that there are no confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the country, according to the state-affiliated FANA Broadcasting.

Ethiopia’s Ministry of Health had previously said on Tuesday said four Ethiopians who were suspected of being infected by coronavirus were placed in isolation following their arrival at Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa from Wuhan in China.

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