Breaking Travel News (11 Mar 2020)
Wizz Air, Ryanair, Qantas and Norwegian make updates amidst coronavirus
Wizz Air suspended all flights from Italy as well as flights from Luton to Bari and Catania until at least 3 April, and flights from Luton to Tel Aviv and Eilat until at least 23 March. It said passengers with cancellations would be offered an alternative route at the earliest possible date.
Ryanair is also suspending all flights to and from Italy from Friday until at least 8 April. Passengers can request a full refund or a travel credit to use in the next 12 months.
Norwegian plans to cancel around 3,000 flights between mid-March and mid-June. The struggling carrier will also make temporary lay offs in its workforce.
Qantas has further cut its international flights, running 23% less services for the next six months. The airline will use smaller aircraft and reduce the frequency of flights, flying just two of its Airbus A380s until mid-September. It will re-route its Sydney-Singapore-London service to Sydney-Perth-London, and delay the launch of its Brisbane-Chicago route until September.
Exclusive (09 Mar 2020)
QANTAS AIRWAYS has promoted Olivia Cleal to the role of senior marketing manager, UK & EMEA.
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