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Ryanair cancels a quarter of its flights to Italy for three-week period

Ryanair planes at Malaga airport
Ryanair planes at Malaga airport / SUR
  • The airline, which connects the Costa del Sol with Milan, Rome and Naples, has acted in response to a large drop in demand cause by the outbreak of coronavirus

Budget airline Ryanair has confirmed that 25 per cent of its flights to Italy have been cancelled between 17 March and 8 April because of the coronavirus outbreak.

The airline, which connects the Costa del Sol with Milan, Rome and Naples, has acted in response to a large drop in demand, as well as a high number of absent passengers.

Meanwhile, two cruise operators with a large market share in Spain, MSC and Costa Cruceros, have taken measures to prevent the spread of the virus on any of their liners.

Both have adopted special protocols for passengers boarding in Italy, with passengers from officially quarantined areas banned from boarding.