Ryanair suspends all flights to, from and within Italy until 8 April 7 months ago

Ryanair suspends all flights to, from and within Italy until 8 April

The suspension takes effect from midnight tonight.

Ryanair has announced the suspension of all flights to, from and within Italy following the decision of the Italian government to lockdown the entire country in an attempt to contain the spread of the coronavirus.

As of first thing Wednesday morning (12am, 11 March) Ryanair will suspend all Italian domestic flights, while all Italian international flights will be suspended as of first thing Friday morning (12am, 13 March). Both suspensions will remain effect until Wednesday, 8 April.

All affected passengers have been contacted by email to inform them of the flight cancellations. Passengers looking for repatriation can obtain a free move to an earlier Ryanair flight operating up until midnight on Friday, 13 March. Affected passengers will be able to choose between a full refund or a travel credit that can be redeemed on Ryanair flights in the next 12 months.

Ryanair says that it continues to comply fully with WHO and national Government guidance and travel bans and that all passengers on flights affected by travel bans or cancellations are receiving emails and are being offered flight transfers, full refunds or travel credits.

The airline has apologised sincerely to all customers for the schedule disruptions.

The news comes after Norwegian announced the cancellation of approximately 3,000 flights and temporary layoffs for a significant portion of its staff on Tuesday.