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Vistara to cancel 54 international flights because of coronavirus outbreak

The airline said the adjustments have been made in response to weak demand because of the coronavirus outbreak

By PTI in New Delhi

  • Published 27.02.20, 1:22 AM
  • Updated 27.02.20, 1:22 AM
In a statement on Wednesday, the airline said it has made temporary adjustments to selected services to/ from Bangkok and Singapore for March.
In a statement on Wednesday, the airline said it has made temporary adjustments to selected services to/ from Bangkok and Singapore for March. (Shutterstock)

Full service carrier Vistara will cancel 54 international flights next month, including on routes connecting Delhi with Bangkok and Singapore, amid weak demand because of the coronavirus outbreak.

In a statement on Wednesday, the airline said it has made temporary adjustments to selected services to/ from Bangkok and Singapore for March.

“20 flights between Delhi and Bangkok, 26 flights between Mumbai and Singapore and eight flights between Delhi and Singapore will be cancelled in March 2020,” it said.

The airline said the adjustments have been made in response to weak demand because of the coronavirus outbreak.

“Vistara will continue to monitor the situation and progressively evaluate the need for any further adjustments to its schedule to meet the changing demand patterns,” it noted.

With respect to the cancelled flights, customers can opt for a full refund or alternative travel dates free of cost.

Such customers would not have to pay any cancellation or re-issuance fee.

A joint venture between Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines, Vistara operates more than 200 flights daily.

In the wake of the virus outbreak, whose epicentre is China, many airlines, including Indian carriers, have cancelled some of their overseas flights.

Air India has cancelled its flights to Shanghai and Hong Kong till June 30. 

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