Coronavirus outbreaks around the world have caused disruption to holidaymakers' travel plans, and caused a number of airlines to cancel flights.
The FCO is currently advising against travel to parts of China, South Korea and northern Italy, meaning airlines such as British Airways and Ryanair have announced flight cancellations , as well as airlines including Wizz Air and Cathay Pacific.
To give travellers a helping hand we've put together a list of all the airlines who have cancelled flights so far due to coronavirus.
We've also flagged the routes/destinations which they have cancelled.
Check out the list below…
Please note that if you have flights booked to a destination affected by a coronavirus outbreak, your first point of call should be to contact your airline directly as they will be able to advise whether your flight is going ahead.
We've also got a guide to coronavirus travel advice including what to do if your holiday destination is affected – as well as what insurance covers in the case of an outbreak.
Airlines who have cancelled flights because of coronavirus
Below is a list of the airlines so far who have cancelled flights due to coronavirus outbreaks in destinations. We have also included the routes they have cancelled.
The airlines are listed in alphabetical order.
The list is correct at the time of writing but subject to change – we will keep updating as new information comes in.
British Airways: BA has cancelled flights between the UK and parts of Europe and the US. Affected destinations include Italy, France, Austria, Belgium, Germany, Ireland and Switzerland – plus New York's JFK airport. It has also cancelled flights from Gatwick to Italy, France and Albania. From London City, there are cancelled flights to and from Italy and Germany. Find out more on BA's coronavirus information page.
Cathay Pacific: The airline has reduced the capacity of flights to and from mainland China by at least 50 per cent until the end of March 2020. It has cancelled flights to and from Hangzhou, Ningbo, Wenzhou, Sanya and Haikou in Mainland China, as well as Guangzhou and Chongqing until the 28th March. Find out more on Cathay Pacific's coronavirus information page.
easyJet: easyJet has canceled a number of flights to and from Italy amidst the coronavirus outbreaks. The airline will contact passengers who are affected, but you can also use the airline's flight tracker to find out if your flight is affected. Find out more on easyJet's coronavirus information page.
Emirates: The airline is only operating one service between Dubai and Bahrain until further notice. It has cancelled flights between Dubai and Iran, and is also offering refunds/rebooking options on routes to Hong Kong. It has suspended flights to Guangzhou and Shanghai until further notice, as well as Saudi Arabia. Find out more on Emirates' coronavirus information page.
Etihad: There are cancellations on flights to Shanghai and Chengdu.
KLM: All flights to and from mainland China have been suspended. Flights to/from Chengdu, Hangzhou and Xiamen have been suspended until at least (and including) the 3rd May. Flights to Beijing and Shanghai have been suspended until the 28th March, and are expected to resume from the 29th March. Find out more on KLM's coronavirus information page.
Lufthansa: The Lufthansa Group (including airlines such as Lufthansa and Swiss Airlines) has cancelled flights to mainland China until the 24th April, including routes to Beijing, Shanghai, Nanjing, Shenyang and Qingdao. Flights to Hong Kong will be reduced in March and April, and flights to Iran have been suspended. The group has warned it could also be reducing their short-haul and medium-hail flights by up to 25 per cent. Find out more on Lufthansa's coronavirus information page. The group has also announced that it will be grounding 150 aircraft due to coronavirus. In total, the group is cancelling approximately 7,100 European flights in March.
Norwegian: The airline has cancelled 22 long-haul flights between Europe and the USA, between the 28th March to the 5th May. That includes cancelled flights/reduced services on routes between Rome to Los Angeles, Boston and New York, as well as routes between London and New York. The airline said it will contact affected customers and offer a new itinerary. It says that the move comes after experiencing reduced demand on some of its routes.
Ryanair: Ryanair is cancelling up to 25 per cent of short-haul flights (mainly to and from Italy) between the 17th March through to the 8th april. Find out more on Ryanair's coronavirus information page.
Singapore Airlines: There are cancelled flights between Singapore and London, as well as a number of destinations to/from Singapore including Los Angeles, Paris, Frankfurt, Dusseldorf, Copenhagen and Hong Kong. The airline has shared a full list of cancellations. Find out more on Singapore Airlines' coronavirus information page.
Virgin Atlantic: The airline has suspended flights between London Heathrow and Shanghai with cancellations until the 19th April. Find out more on Virgin Atlantic's coronavirus information page.
Wizz Air: Wizz Air has cancelled any flights from London Luton to Bari between the 11th March through to the 2nd April 2020. The airline has also adjusted its Italian routes, which it says represents 60 per cent of total Italian capacity across its entire network. Find out more on Wizz Air's coronavirus information page.
If the FCO advises against travel and your flight is cancelled, or your airline has chosen to cancel flights due to coronavirus, you won't be left out of pocket.
In this instance, you will be entitled to either a full refund, a free replacement flight to your final destination, or a free replacement flight at a later date (for example, once the travel restrictions have been lifted).
If you choose not to travel but the flight isn't cancelled, and the FCO does not advise against travel to that destination, then you may be subject to a cancellation fee.
You can find out more in our flight rights guide here.
- This article has been updated to include links where passengers can find more information for each airline.
- An update to the Lufthansa group information was added to reflect the grounding on 150 aircraft.
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