Coronavirus: Airports in Italy "empty" passengers and flights

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The outbreak of the new Coronavirus has moved from China to northern Italy. On March 1, 2020, in Italy there were approximately 1700 cases and 35 deaths. The restrictions imposed in the region, but also the fear of the new virus have led to the "emptying" of the airports of flights and passengers.

Wizz Air, Lufthansa Group, easyJet, British Airways, American Airlines, Delta Airlines, Turkish Airlines, these are just a few of the airlines that have announced the cancellation of flights to destinations in Italy.

The most affected airports are found in the outbreak areas with the new Coronavirus, namely Lombardy, Emilia-Romagna and Veneto. And here we list the airports of Turin, Milan, Venice, Bologna and even Rome. The measures are taken over a period of 2 weeks to 4 weeks.

Airports in Italy "empty"

Wizz Air has announced that it will reduce its operational activity to the north of Italy by up to 60%. The measures will be taken between March 11 and April 2, 2020. Wizz Air flights from Romania to Italy were also affected, But and flights from the Republic of Moldova. There are also completely canceled routes, such as: Craiova - Bologna, Suceava - Bologna and Timișoara - Bergamo.

Lufthansa Group announced a 25% reduction in operations in / to Italy. This is where all the measures taken by Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines, SWISS and Brussels Airlines come in. The measures are taken for the next 2 weeks, with the possibility of being extended until the end of March.

British Airways and IAG Group partner companies have announced a reduction in the number of flights to destinations in Italy. At the same time, British Airways has announced that it has reduced the number of flights to destinations in China and South Korea.

Turkish Airlines took a radical step and canceled all flights from / to Italy (7 destinations affected) until March 10 with the possibility of extension. But also to destinations in South Korea (Seoul) and Iraq (5 airports served). He also announced a two-week suspension of flights between Israel and Italy.

From the United States, Delta Air Lines announced the suspension of flights on the New York-JFK and Milan-Malpensa routes, a measure taken until May 1. The daily rotation between New York-JFK and Rome is not affected. United has also taken steps to suspend flights on the Newark to Malpensa route. American Airlines canceled flights on the routes: Miami - Milan Malpensa and New York JFK - Milan Malpensa. The measure was taken by the end of April.

In most cases, these suspensions come in the bottom of sales. More and more passengers are canceling their trips to Italy, and reservations are declining. Airlines are required to take such measures to reduce financial losses.

People refuse to travel to destinations in Italy because it would mean being in isolation at home for 14 days after returning from these destinations.

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