Irish low cost carrier Ryanair on Tuesday announced the suspension of its full flight schedule to/from and within Italy, following the decision of the Italian government to lock down the entire country to contain the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).
In an announcement, Ryanair said it would suspend all domestic flights in Italy from (24:00hrs) Wednesday, March 11, until (24:00hrs) Wednesday, April 8. The airline will also suspend all international flights to/from Italy from (24:00hrs) Friday, March 13 until (24:00hrs) Wednesday, April 8.
According to Ryanair, passengers looking for repatriation can obtain a free move to an earlier flight operating up until midnight Friday, March 13. 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 said it continues to comply fully with the World Health Organization (WHO) and national government guidance and travel bans.
“The situation is changing on a daily basis, and 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 said.