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Pressure Mounts on Ethiopian Airlines to Halt Flights to China

Africa's largest airline, Ethiopian Airlines, is bucking the trend and continuing to maintain its direct flight schedule to the five cities it serves in Mainland China, despite concerns that it could help to transmit the highly contagious coronavirus. Photo via Ethiopian Airlines.

Ethiopian Airlines appears to be stubbornly holding on to its flight operations between China and Addis Ababa, while almost all other African carriers have halted flights to China due to the spiraling coronavirus epidemic. Ethiopian Airlines is Africa’s largest airline, operating daily flights to five Chinese cities, carrying as many as 1,500 passengers per day.  This is why many are becoming increasingly concerned over the airline’s apparent unwillingness to temporarily cease operations to minimize the risk of widening the pandemic.

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