StarLux cuts Da Nang flights due to coronavirus impact

02/18/2020 08:03 PM

Taipei, Feb. 18 (CNA) Taiwanese startup airline StarLux Airlines said Tuesday that it will halve the number of its direct flights between Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport and Da Nang, Vietnam, between Feb. 24 and March 31 amid the COVID-19 coronavirus epidemic.

The airline said it will only fly morning round-trip flights JX701 and JX702 between the two countries following weaker demand due to the impact of the virus.

The airline, which only started operations in January, has already been forced to suspend all three of its daily Macau services through March 28 due to the epidemic.

StarLux also postponed its launch of flights to Cebu in the Philippines from April 6 to July 1 after the Philippine government extended its travel restrictions to Taiwan on Feb. 10 due to the COVID-19 outbreak, although it reversed that policy on Feb. 14.

(By Lee Hsin-Yin)

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