Lufthansa calls off flights to China until April 24 and Tehran until April 30

Lufthansa calls off flights to China until April 24 and Tehran until April 30

FILE PHOTO: Strike of Germany's cabin crew union UFO at Frankfurt airport
FILE PHOTO: Lufthansa airplanes are seen parked on the tarmac during a strike of cabin crew union (UFO) at Frankfurt airport, Germany November 7, 2019. REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski/File Photo

BERLIN: Lufthansa said on Monday (Mar 2) that it was suspending flights to China until April 24 and to Tehran until April 30 due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Lufthansa said it was also adjusting its flights to northern Italy. It said Austrian Airlines was slashing its flights to Italy in March and April by 40 per cent while Brussels Airlines is cutting flights to Rome, Milan, Venice and Bologna by 30 per cent until Mar 14.

Swiss Airlines will probably also cut some services to parts of Italy until the end of April while Eurowings is reducing capacity to some Italian destinations until Mar 8.

Lufthansa said it was too early to assess the impact on its earnings, which are due to be published on Mar 19.

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Source: Reuters/nh

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