Coronavirus: A new normal bringing turbulence to the aviation sector

The taxi stand in the arrival area of Changi Airport's Terminal 3 on Feb 6, 2020.ST PHOTO: ARIFFIN JAMAR

SINGAPORE - Almost four weeks after the world woke up to the coronavirus epidemic spreading across Hubei Province in China, it stands on the brink of panic as the number of infected and dead rise rapidly across that vast country.

With air travel into China coming to a virtual halt amid flight cancellations by airlines across the world, the economic costs are also mounting. By some estimates, almost 60 carriers have halted all or some flights to China.

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