02/03/2020 17:06 GMT | Updated 03/03/2020 12:19 GMT

British Airways Cancels Hundreds Of Flights Over Coronavirus Outbreak

Flights have been "merged" between March 16 and March 28 due to reduced demand.

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British Airways has cancelled hundreds more flights because of the coronavirus.

This includes flights between Heathrow and New York’s JFK airport, Italy, France, Austria, Belgium, Germany, Ireland and Switzerland.

It has also cancelled flights between Gatwick and Italy, France and Albania, as well as London City flights to and from Germany and Italy.

A British Airways spokesperson said: “To match reduced demand due to the continuing coronavirus issue, we are merging a number of flights between March 16 and March 28.

“We will be contacting customers on cancelled flights so we can discuss their travel options, including re-booking onto other carriers where possible, full refunds or booking with BA for a later date of travel.

“Customers can also find the latest information and options on”

Varios aviones de British Airways estacionados en el aeropuerto Heathrow de Londres, el miércoles 29 de enero de 2020. (Steve Parsons/PA vía AP)