British Airways is “merging” a number of flights to Italy, Singapore and Seoul next month, as it reacts to a fall in demand called by coronavirus.
The carrier has provided Business Traveller with the following details:
- 56 roundtrip flights being cancelled from London Heathrow and Gatwick to Italian destinations (including Milan, Bologna, Bergamo, Venice and Turin) between March 14 and March 28
- six roundtrip flights being cancelled from London Heathrow to Singapore every other day starting from March 15 (cancelled flights on March 15, 17, 19, 21, 23 and 25)
- roundtrip flights being cancelled from London Heathrow to Seoul every other day during the period March 13 and March 28
BA said the decision had been taken “to match reduced demand due to the continuing coronavirus issue”.
The airline said it would be contacting customers on cancelled flights “flights so we can discuss their travel options, including rebooking onto other carriers where possible, full refunds or booking with BA for a later date of travel”.
Last week BA further extended its flight cancellations to the Chinese cities of Beijing and Shanghai, following “the Foreign Office’s continued advice against all but essential travel to mainland China”.