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Airlines Suspending Flights to Italy and Iran

Airlines from all around the world are canceling flights to Italy and Iran as authorities there seek to contain the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus.

Lufthansa Group has decided that flights to Tehran, Iran will remain suspended until 30 April. Lufthansa is adjusting its services to Northern Italy to meet changed demand. Lufthansa is adapting its offer to the changed demand and will reduce frequencies on various routes to Italy in March. This includes the destinations Milan, Venice, Rome, Turin, Verona, Bologna, Ancona and Pisa. In addition, frequencies on domestic routes from Frankfurt to Berlin, Munich, Hamburg and Paderborn and from Munich to Berlin, Hamburg, Düsseldorf, Cologne, Bremen and Hanover will be reduced. All Emirates flights between Dubai and Tehran have been cancelled from 26 February until further notice. Turkish Airlines announced that it suspended its China and Iran flights — except the capital Tehran — due to the coronavirus outbreak. The UAE and Uzbekistan have banned flights to all cities in Iran for a week in an effort to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

SWISS will probably reduce flight frequencies to and from Florence, Milan, Rome and Venice until the end of April. 

Austrian Airlines is reducing its flight program to Italy in March and April by 40 percent. This includes reductions of flight frequencies on routes from Vienna to Milan, Venice, Bologna, Florence, Rome and Naples.

Eurowings is reducing its flights to and from Venice, Bologna and Milan until 8 March. Eurowings flights to other destinations in Italy are currently not affected. 

For its Italian route network, Brussels Airlines has decided to reduce its flights to Rome, Milan, Venice and Bologna by 30 percent until 14 March.

Wizz Air announced that due to the decreasing trend in demand on its Italian routes caused by the outbreak of the COVID-19virus it has realigned its flight schedule resulting in significant cancellations on specific routes to Northern Italy between March 11 and April 2 2020, during this period around 60% or total Italian capacity has been cut.

Easyjet and British Airways have announced they have cancelled numerous flights to Italy due to the coronavirus outbreak in the country.

American Airlines suspended operations to and from Milan, Italy, and New York and Miami.

Ryanair notified passengers that it was reducing its short haul flight program (mainly to and from Italy) by up to 25% for a 3 week period from Tues 17th Mar to Wed 8th Apr, in response to the Covid-19 Virus.

Delta is temporarily suspending its daily flight between New York – John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP). Delta’s last east-bound flight from JFK to Milan will depart on Monday, March 2, and the last west-bound flight from Milan to JFK will depart on Tuesday, March 3. Service to and from Milan will resume starting on May 1 and May 2, respectively.

Iuliia Tore