Norwegian has confirmed it will cancel a number of planned flights in response to the spread of the coronavirus.
The low-cost carrier said it had decided to cancel 22 long-haul flights between Europe and the United States from March 28th to May 5th.
Services from Rome to Los Angeles, Boston and New York will see a reduced number of departures during the period.
Flights from London to New York will be cut from three daily departures to two on some days.
Norwegian said during the past few days it had experienced reduced demand on some routes, particularly on future bookings.
Bookings for flights departing in the coming weeks are “less affected”, the carrier said.
The company has already reduced its capacity by up to 15 per cent this year as it seeks to return to profitability.
“Norwegian is monitoring the developments closely and is continuously evaluating additional changes to its schedule,” added a statement.
Customers impacted by the change will be contacted by Norwegian and offered a new itinerary.
Given the uncertainty and ongoing impact on overall demand for air travel, Norwegian said it had also withdrawn its financial guidance for the year.
“At this stage, it is too early to assess the full impact on our business,” the…