The national carrier ‘MIAT’ Mongolian Airlines took the decision on Wednesday (19 February) to cancel its flights to and from Ulaanbaatar and two important destinations, namely Tokyo and Bangkok until 28 March. The decision came amid mounting criticism of the Japanese government’s handling of the coronavirus outbreak on the ‘Diamond Princess’ cruise ship, with at least 621 confirmed cases of coronavirus – the largest concentration outside of China. In Thailand, there are 35 confirmed cases.
According to source, two flights between UB and Bangkok scheduled for 22 and 29 February have been cancelled. Also, four flights between UB and Tokyo scheduled for 23 February and 1, 8, 15, 22 March, have also been cancelled.
Previously, MIAT cancelled flights with China, Hong Kong and Taiwan.