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Tigerair Taiwan cancels flights to Macau amid coronavirus fear

ROC Central News Agency

01/31/2020 08:59 PM

Taipei, Jan. 31 (CNA) Tigerair Taiwan, a subsidiary of Taiwan's China Airlines, will cancel some of its flights to Macau next month following the outbreak of a new form of coronavirus in the Chinese city of Wuhan and its spread to other countries.

The carrier will cancel a total of 52 round-trip flights to the former Portuguese territory between Feb. 4 and Feb. 26, including halving the current four flights a day departing from Taoyuan, the airline said.

On the Taichung-Macau and Kaohsiung-Macau routes that have one round-trip flight per day, the flights on Thursdays will be canceled (Feb. 6, 13 and 20), the airline said.

Passengers on affected flights can either change to other flights seven days before or after the dates of departure free of charge or cancel their trips and get a refund, Tigerair said.

Taiwan has confirmed 10 cases of the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) as of Friday, while Macau has seen seven such cases as of Thursday.

(By Lee Hsin-Yin)

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