United Airlines to pause flights to Japan due to coronavirus
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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.
- The State Department and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have advised Americans to reconsider travel to South Korea.
- Several other countries, like Italy, Japan and Iran, have precautionary warnings based on the increase in their coronavirus cases.
- Three major U.S. carriers already halted their flights to China and Hong Kong in January.
What's next: Most of the cancellations are likely to extend through the end of April.