Flag carrier LOT extends flight suspensions over virus threat

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Poland's national airline, PLL LOT, has extended its suspension of flights from Warsaw to Beijing until April 25 and frozen flights from Budapest to Seoul until April 8 due to the coronavirus threat, LOT spokesman Michal Czernicki informed PAP on Wednesday.

"Due to the spread of coronavirus 2019-nCoV and reduced interest in travel, the management of LOT Polish Airlines has taken the decision to temporarily optimise the network of connections on chosen routes," Czernicki said.

In addition to the Beijing and Seoul destinations, flights from Warsaw to Milan are being carried out twice a day having previously flown three times a day, seven days a week.

"We are in constant contact with Ministry of Health and Chief Sanitary Inspectorate officials as well as with other carriers with the aim of ensuring the highest level of safety to our passengers and staff," Czernicki added, encouraging passengers to call the LOT Contact Centre for further information. He also said any other changes to the schedule would be announced in due course.