BEIJING (CHINA) – As countries across the globe shut their borders to the UK, China too is preparing to suspend all direct flights to and from the United Kingdom indefinitely, informed Wang Wenbin, a foreign ministry spokesman said on Thursday.
“After much consideration, China has decided to take reference from other countries and suspend flights to and from UK,” Wang told reporters at a daily briefing.
“China will closely monitor relevant developments and dynamically adjust control measures depending on the situation,” Wang said.
There are currently eight weekly flights between mainland China and the United Kingdom, according to aviation data provider Variflight, including one each by Air China, China Eastern Airlines and China Southern Airlines.
British Airways operates two flights a week from London to Shanghai.