South Korean airlines discontinue flights to Daegu in light of coronavirus

Korean Air Lines and Asiana Airlines, both located in South Korea, have announced they are temporarily suspending flights to Daegu, the city that currently has the largest number of coronavirus cases, the companies said.

Korean Air has decided to halt all flights to Daegu until March 28, while Asiana will halt all flights to the city until March 9, their representatives said.

Korean Air Lines Co. and seven other carriers have suspended 57 of their 100 routes due to the virus.

Asiana Airlines Inc. has suspended six routes and reduced flights on 15 routes.

Three South Korean low-cost carriers — Air Seoul Inc., Eastar Jet and Jin Air — have suspended a combined 11 routes to China.