American Airlines announced on Friday it will be canceling all flights between the U.S. and mainland China.
The news comes two days after the airline said it would only be temporarily suspending flights between LAX and Shanghai Pudong Airport and Beijing Capital International Airport due to lack of demand amid the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.
Now, the suspension has expanded throughout the nation, with American Airlines stating that no flights will be leaving foro mainland China from the U.S. beginning Friday.
“Based on the U.S. Department of State’s recent increase of the China Travel Advisory to a Level 4 – Do not travel, American is reducing its operations to and from the Chinese mainland beginning today through March 27. Our teams are contacting affected customers directly to accommodate their needs. We will continue to evaluate the schedule for March 28 and beyond and make any adjustments as necessary,” a statement shared with Fox News read.
Several other airlines have canceled or suspended flights to China, citing the reduced demand in passenger travel to the country.
Coronavirus has continued to spread and impact travel on a global scale.
Currently, the virus has killed more than 210 people and infected 9,800.