the aviation market of China, projected to the United States to overcome in this decade, and become the largest in the world, it has shrunk so much because of the crown outbreak that has fallen from third to 25th, behind Portugal. Airlines have reduced capacity due centered in the province of Hubei epidemic leaving the industry reeling. More than 1.7 million seats – nearly 80% of capacity – were from China services from January 20 to 17 February fell by carriers worldwide, according to OAG Aviation Worldwide. Meanwhile, Chinese airlines cut 10.4 million places nationwide. “No event we remember, has had such a devastating effect on the ability of the Crown” John Grant, OAG senior analyst, wrote in a report. “In many ways it highlights the importance of the Chinese market for the aviation industry and the rapid globalization of air transport markets and emerge as new travelers.” Sign up for our daily newsletter Crown clicking on this link, and you have tips, contacts and Send stories to [email protected]. Many airlines have flights to China, in an effort to contain the virus suspended, the nearly 1,900 people killed in the country and infected more than 72,000. The total number of seats from China to Hong Kong and Taiwan fell by a quarter of a million in five weeks, while the three major airlines in the country international capacity cut between 80% and 90%, according to OAG. After the cuts, he wrote China Southern Airlines Co. only about 800 seats more on international routes as Air Astana Kazakhstan JSC operates, while China Eastern Airlines Corp. is just ahead of Tunis Air, Grant. Both Chinese carriers have reduced the capacity of more than 200,000 seats per week because of the virus, according to OAG. “The damage to be able to stop some airlines and long-term impact on the growth of the virus there,” said Grant. -With the help of Matt Turner.