on Tuesday said it is suspending its Delhi-Hong Kong
flight from February 8, hours after the authorities there confirmed the death of a patient with the new coronavirus.
"In view of the coronavirus
issue Air India
is suspending its flights to Hong Kong
after flying AI314 on the 7th of February 2020," said Air India
Chairman and Managing Director Ashwani Lohani on Twitter.
The deadly virus, which originated in China's Wuhan city, is rapidly spreading to other countries. Hong Kong
on Tuesday reported the death of a patient being treated for the virus.
Earlier, IndiGo suspended all three flights between India and China.
Air India suspended its Delhi-Shanghai flight and curtailed the flight operations on the Delhi-Hong Kong route. From February 8, it will be suspending operations on Delhi-Hong Kong route too.