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Airport & Airline

Wizz Air temporarily reduces London Luton operations

Wizz Air has announced that, as a result of travel restrictions introduced by governments across Europe, the airline has temporarily suspended a number of its London Luton routes, effective from today until 1 May 2020. A limited service is to be operated by Wizz Air at London Luton to facilitate the repatriation of customers.

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Air New Zealand announces significant capacity reductions

Air New Zealand is further reducing capacity across its network as a result of the impact of Covid-19 on travel demand.
The airline placed itself into a trading halt today to allow it time to more fully assess the operational and financial impacts of global travel restrictions.


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Wizz Air automates credit refunds for cancelled flights

Wizz Air announced today that it has automated its refund process for cancelled flights by automatically uploading 120% of the original fare in airline credit to affected customers’ WIZZ accounts. This measure has been introduced due to the significantly higher volume of cancelled flights following the travel restrictions imposed to limit the spread of COVID-19. 

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LATAM reduces international flights by approximately 30% due to lower demand and travel restrictions

The measure will apply principally to flights from South America to Europe and the US between 1st April and 30th May 2020
LATAM Airlines Group and its subsidiaries announced today a reduction in international flights of approximately 30% due to lower demand and government travel restrictions in reaction to the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), which has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO).


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Eastern Airways grows Southampton base with new Belfast City route

Eastern Airways is expanding the number of routes it provides from Southampton Airport to six with the announcement that it will reconnect the south coast of England to Belfast City.

From Monday 23 March 2020, the UK regional airline will provide up to seven flights a week from Southampton to Belfast City Airport, which was a former Flybe route.

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