Due to the corona virus, KLM will also stop all flights to Beijing and Shanghai after this weekend. The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the coronavirus outbreak an international emergency on Thursday evening. 

Following the advice already given and expected by national and international bodies such as the WHO, KLM will also suspend flights to Beijing and Shanghai after this weekend until 9 February.

The flights departing from Amsterdam on Sunday 2 February are planned for the time being to give as many customers as possible the opportunity to return to Amsterdam from Beijing and Shanghai. journey.

KLM is closely following the developments of the Coronavirus outbreak in China and is in close contact with various national and international health and aviation authorities. KLM previously announced that it will suspend all flights to Chengdu, Hangzhou and Xiamen.

global emergency

The number of fatalities from the corona virus rose again on Thursday. According to Chinese authorities, 170 people have now died of the epidemic. The number of people infected was 8100. Almost all deaths have been recorded in Hubei province, where XNUMX million people live and which is now largely cut off from the outside world.

The World Health Organization Emergency Committee met behind closed doors to consider whether the rapid spread of the virus from China is a global emergency.

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Chengdu, Sichuan / China
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