British Airways (BA) has cancelled a number of flights to Milan due to a drop in demand. This comes amid the coronavirus outbreak that has seen cases confirmed in countries including Greece, Spain, France, Croatia and Austria.
The airline – that flies to Milan Linate eight times a day from London – announced the flight cancellations yesterday.
To match the change of demand, BA will merge a small number of flights to and from Milan.
Passengers set to fly on affected flights will be contacted by the airline.
British Airways has explained they will aim to rebook them onto the closest operation service within two hours.
Other travellers could be booked on flights at a later date or given a full refund.
A British Airways spokesperson said: “To match reduced demand due to the continuing coronavirus issue, we are merging a small number of flights to and from Milan.
“We will be contacting customers on cancelled flights so we can discuss their travel options including alternative British Airways flights within two hours of their original departure time where possible, full refunds or booking for a later date of travel.
“We understand that some customers flying to and from Northern Italy may wish to change their travel plans and have introduced flexible booking options.”