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Norwegian Air scraps 3,000 flights, plans layoffs due coronavirus
Norwegian Air scraps 3,000 flights, plans layoffs due coronavirus

Norwegian Air will lay off staff and cut around 3,000 flights as the spread of the new coronavirus outbreak sends shockwaves across the travel industry. Norwegian Air


“The company has also put several other measures in place, including temporary layoffs of a significant share of its workforce,” the budget carrier said in a statement on Tuesday.


It said the 3,000 flights to be cut between mid-March and mid-June correspond to around 15% of its capacity. Norwegian Air


Norwegian earlier announced it had temporarily halted all flights to and from Italy because of the coronavirus outbreak.


The whole of Italy has been placed under lockdown until next month in an attempt to beat the spread of the virus, the government announced on Monday.


“This is a critical time for the aviation industry, including us at Norwegian,” CEO Jacob Schram said. Levant