China to suspend Etihad Airways Shanghai route from Aug 17

Suspension of flights is due to COVID-19 cases

  
Etihad Airways increases number and frequency of special flights worldwide

Etihad Airways increases number and frequency of special flights worldwide

Etihad Airways / Handout via Zawya

BEIJING: China's aviation regulator said on Wednesday that it would suspend Etihad Airways from flying its Abu Dhabi-Shanghai route and China Eastern Airlines from operating its Manila-Shanghai route each for a week from August 17 due to COVID-19 cases.

SriLankan Airlines will halt its Colombo-Shanghai route for four weeks from August 17 due to a high number of arriving passengers testing positive for the coronavirus, the Civil Aviation Administration of China said.

(Reporting by Stella Qiu and Brenda Goh; Editing by Jacqueline Wong) ((yifan.qiu@thomsonreuters.com; 86-10-66271289;))

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