2020.03.02 14:00

Coronavirus: Wizz Air downscales flights to Israel after demand drops

Ignas Jačauskas, BNS 2020.03.02 14:00

After demand dropped due to the coronavirus outbreak, Wizz Air has cancelled some of its flight from Vilnius to Tel Aviv in Israel.

"Wizz Air is changing its schedule of flights to Israel's Tel Aviv due to reduced demand in the wake of the COVID-19 virus outbreak," the company said in a statement.

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Under the amended schedule from March 15 to April 2, the company has reduced the number of flights down to two per week, instead of the previous three.

Passengers who have tickets to cancelled flights are recommended to change the flight date or they will be compensated 120 percent of the paid amount to their Wizz Air account.

In late January, the Israeli government banned all planes from China from landing in Israel. Later in February, it banned all foreigners who have visited Hong Kong, Macao, Singapore, Thailand and other coronavirus hotspots over the last two weeks from entering Israel.

The first coronavirus case was also recorded in Lithuania last week.

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