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Air Canada just canceled flights to China over coronavirus fears

Air Canada has just revealed that it will be cancelling select flights to China amid the breakout of coronavirus.

Air Canada currently operates 33 flights to China per week, so the resulting deduction in passengers is relatively small.

Customers flying to Beijing, Pudong, or Wuhan can cancel their flight for a full refund, or change their flight plan free of charge “subject to availability in the cabin” — notably, Air Canada has still not given the option for a full refund on their website.

Still, many Canadians feel that Air Canada isn't doing enough.

Some people are calling for Air Canada to suspend flights to China altogether, like U.K. airline British Airways.

And others have even tweeted directly at Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

It seems that Air Canada decreased their flights primarily due to economic reasons.

A fact that didn't sit well with some Canadians.

The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in China has now reached almost 6,000 cases.

There are three cases of coronavirus in Canada as of yesterday afternoon.

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Ethan McArthur


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