Lufthansa has made a network capacity cut equivalent to 13 widebodies, after suspending services to mainland China amid the coronavirus outbreak.

The Star Alliance group says it is taking the opportunity to carry out maintenance work and add reserve capacity in Frankfurt, Munich, Vienna and Zurich. “The 13 aircraft are not designated aircraft but an average, calculated capacity of 13 long-haul aircraft,” it stresses.

On 14 February, the group said it was cancelling all of its mainland China flights until the end of March.

Until the cancellations, it offered flights to China from Frankfurt, Munich, Vienna and Zurich, variously operated by the Lufthansa mainline and by subsidiaries Austrian Airlines and Swiss.