March 10, 2020 / 8:52 AM / a month ago

Budget airline easyJet cancels Italian flights

FILE PHOTO: Passengers look out of the window of an Easyjet plane at Manchester Airport in Manchester, Britain January 20, 2020. REUTERS/Phil Noble

LONDON (Reuters) - European budget airline easyJet (EZJ.L) has cancelled the majority of its flights to and from Milan, Venice and Verona after the whole of Italy was placed under lockdown until next month to tackle coronavirus.

Customers will have the opportunity to rebook or get a refund, it said on Tuesday.

According to analysts at Goodbody, the easyJet Italian domestic exposure is 4% of its network and overall departing seats from Italy is 12% of its network.

Reporting by Sarah Young; editing by Kate Holton

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