Norwegian cancels flights including UK routes amidst coronavirus outbreaks

Norwegian cancels flights including UK routes amidst coronavirus outbreaks

Norwegian Air has announced a number of flight cancellations and reduced services amidst the coronavirus outbreaks around the world.

The airline says that it has experienced "reduced demand on some routes, particularly on future bookings" prompting it to make the move.

In total, there will be 22 long-haul flights between the Europe and USA cancelled, between the 28th March and 5th May.

The main routes affected by the reduced services tend to be between Rome and US destinations –  Los Angeles, Boston and New York – but there will also be reduced services between London and New York.

Norwegian said that affected customers will be contacted and offered a new itinerary.

The company added that it has "a limited number of flights to Northern Italy and other regions heavily affected by the virus".

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Coronavirus outbreaks around the world have forced a host of airlines to cancel flights including British Airways, Ryanair and Virgin Atlantic – you can see the full list here .

The cancellations are not around a risk of infection, but rather because the FCO has changed its travel advice to China, South Korea and parts of Northern Italy.

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.

With so much uncertainty around travelling, we've done the leg work for you and created a guide on coronavirus travel advice including what to do if your holiday destination is affected or if there's an outbreak during your trip.

We've also put together tips on what insurance covers if your holiday destination is affected by a case of coronavirus.

Essentially, what happens to your trip usually depends on the FCO advice to your destination.

If the FCO advises against travel and your flight is cancelled, or your airline cancels flights due to coronavirus, 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 the FCO doesn't advise against travel but you decide not to go on your trip, then you may be subject to a cancellation fee.

You can find out more in our flight rights guide here .

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