Wuhan coronavirus claims another aviation event

Aviation Festival put off until June over virus fears

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Wuhan coronavirus claims another aviation event

The Wuhan coronavirus that has circled the globe and claimed the lives of more than 500 people, mainly in China, has caused organisers of the Aviation Festival to postpone the event that was originally scheduled to be held on 18-19 February in Singapore. This comes after organisers of the Aviation Leadership Summit cancelled that event outright. The summit was to be held just before the start of the Singapore Airshow. Aviation Festival organisers Terrapinn said in a statement the festival will now be held on 23-24 June in Singapore at the Suntec Convention Centre.

“The well-being of attendees to the Aviation Festival 2020 is of upmost importance to us. We are continuing to monitor the situation in Singapore and will follow guidelines set out by the Ministry of Health in Singapore,” Terrapinn said in announcing the delay.

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Matthew Driskill is the Editor of Asian Aviation and is based in Cambodia. He has been an Asia-based journalist and content producer since 1990 for outlets including Reuters and the International Herald Tribune/New York Times and is a former president of the Foreign Correspondents Club of Hong Kong. He frequently appears on international broadcast outlets like CNN, Al Jazeera and the BBC and has taught journalism at Hong Kong University and the American University of Paris. Driskill has received awards from the Associated Press for Investigative Reporting and Business Writing and in 1989 was named the John J. McCloy Fellow by the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University in New York where he earned his Master's Degree.


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