Feb 28, 2020 - Health

United Airlines to pause flights to Japan due to coronavirus

United Airlines plane

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United Airlines announced Friday it has cancelled its flights to Japan until the end of April, as more countries experience community-wide spread of the coronavirus.

The big picture: Estimates show the virus could cost the travel industry $46.6 billion per month, according to a survey released this week by Global Business Travel Association, the Washington Post reports.

What's happening: United, Hawaiian Airlines and Delta have also canceled or limited service to South Korea.

What's next: Most of the cancellations are likely to extend through the end of April.

Go deeper: Economists now say the coronavirus could cause a recession

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