"We apologize to customers for the inconvenience, but the safety of our customers and crew is always our priority", the airline said in a statement on Wednesday.
Seeking to contain the spread of the new virus by reducing personal contact, Taiwan's China Airlines said it is encouraging passengers to bring their own beverage bottles and would limit re-usable items by replacing them with disposables. The airline had previously introduced additional health screenings for passengers flying in and out of China.
The announcements came hours after countries began airlifts to evacuate foreigners trapped in Wuhan, the quarantined central Chinese city of 11 million people at the epicentre of the health emergency.
There have also been at least 91 cases of the virus reported outside mainland China.
In Geneva, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the organisation "deeply regrets" its reports last week that referred to the global risk of the outbreak as "moderate" instead of "high".
"We are not aware of any confirmed cases of the virus here in the United Kingdom but we do have the expertise to look after people, to treat and to test should that become necessary".
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday expanded screenings at USA airports from five to 20 for passengers arriving from China. In contrast, the SARS outbreak from November 2002 to July 2003 infected 5,327 people in mainland China and killed 349 others, according to World Health Organization (WHO) data.
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The World Health Organization said Tuesday it would urgently dispatch worldwide experts to China "to guide global response efforts".
A senior administration official told ABC News "the White House did not call the airlines and hasn't asked for a suspension of flights between the US and China". The Paris-based carrier, which is the only European airline with a direct route to Wuhan, has given tourist groups the option of a full refund for tickets to or from China, or the ability to rebook them free of charge.
Kazakhstan, which shares a long border with far western China, announced Wednesday that it plans to suspend all flights, as well as train and bus traffic, and to halt issuing visas to Chinese nationals.