24 February 2020,   23:44
Georgia suspends direct flights with China

Georgia temporarily suspends direct flights with China to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Such a statement made the Georgian Civil Aviation Agency.

The suspension of flights will be in place until March 29 of 2020. Direct flights between Georgia and China was also cancelled on January 25-27. Chinese aviation authorities and the airline company China Southern have already been notified about the flight suspension.

Chinese airline company China Southern used to carry out direct flights on the route Beijing-Urumqi-Tbilisi 3 times a week.

The virus, which first emerged in Wuhan, China in late 2019, has already caused more than 130 deaths, spreading across China and to at least 16 other countries.