Coronavirus: British Airways Suspends Flights, Governments Fly Citizens Home

British Airways announced on Wednesday it had suspended all direct flights to and from mainland China. The move came shortly after the United Kingdom advised against any non-essential travel to the Asian country following the outbreak of the deadly new coronavirus. “We apologize to customers for the inconvenience, but the safety of our customers and crew is always our priority,” a statement to that effect released by British Airways read in part.

IAG Downgrades Profit Outlook, Blames Pilot Strikes

The parent company of Iberia, Vueling, and British Airways states that labor disputes will subtract €215 million from their operating profit. The IAG group (International Airlines Group) has revised its results outlook on Thursday due to the impact of two labor conflicts in the United Kingdom that caused an impact on its accounts of €170 million, as reported by the company at a relevant event.