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airBaltic carrier cancels 370 more flights until end of May

BC, Riga, 09.03.2020.Print version
Latvia's airBaltic national carrier has cancelled another 370 flights to various destinations, scheduled between March 29 and May 31, reducing the total number of seats by 7%, the company's representative Alise Briede informed LETA.

These latest cancellations follow previous schedule adjustments and cancelling airBaltic flights from Riga to Milan and Verona due to health and safety reasons.

Briede indicated that airBaltic is cutting the number of flights to destinations that are lowest in demand. Most passengers will be able to reach their destinations on the same or next day, the airBaltic representative said. 

Passengers who have bookings for the affected flights will be contacted individually to offer them travel alternatives.

As reported, due to health and safety reasons, Latvian airline airBaltic has made decision to immediately suspend all flights to/from Milan and Verona until the end of April.

Following strong recommendations of the Latvian Center for Disease Prevention and Control people are suggested not to travel to the affected areas in Italy, the airline informs.

Irish low-cost airline Ryanair also is flying to this region - Bergamo. Ryanair reported last week that it will cut the number of flights to this destination as of March 17.

As reported, six cases of the novel coronavirus Covid-19 have been confirmed in Latvia so far, the Health Ministry informed. 

The latest five patients caught the virus in a town in northern Italy near the Swiss border. They were in Italy with a tourist group from February 29 to March 7.

They returned to Latvia on an airBaltic flight from Milan on Saturday. There were a total of 39 passengers on the flight, including 25 from Latvia.

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