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San Francisco Chronicle – February 9, 2020 – SFO reels from coronavirus flight cuts to China; ‘waiting to see if it gets worse’

Posted on February 10, 2020


SFO reels from coronavirus flight cuts to China; ‘waiting to see if it gets worse’

Mallory Moench Feb. 9, 2020 Updated: Feb. 9, 2020 3:09 p.m.

With the coronavirus outbreak causing the cancellation of most flights from San Francisco International Airport to China, the airport is losing thousands of dollars a day in revenue, and some shops that serve international travelers are cutting back employee hours as sales fall.

SFO, which is owned by the city and bolsters its finances, said it’s too soon to know the full impact of the close to six-week suspension of flights to mainland China. China Eastern Airlines will…

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