- Aviation services provider Air Partner said it had assisted with the evacuation of more than 300 British and EU nationals from Wuhan in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.

Non-stop flights departed Wuhan on 31 January and 8 February, carrying over 125 and 213 passengers, respectively, the company said.

Air Partner said it had also chartered an additional flight on 2 February from France to UK, bringing back British passengers and their dependents who had been aboard a French government evacuation flight from Wuhan.

'The coronavirus outbreak has been an extremely difficult time for everyone involved and we are very pleased to have safely repatriated a large number of British and EU nationals on behalf of the UK government,' chief executive Mark Briffa said.

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