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Delta and American Airlines suspend flights New York and Milan


The American Airlines airline announced this Sunday in a statement that suspends its daily flights from NY Y Miami to Milan “for a reduction in demand”, a decision that occurs during the significant increase in the number of cases of coronavirus in Italy.

The company also said it will resume flights from both US cities to the northern metropolis of Italy on April 25, while pointing out that “keep checking the flight schedule to ensure they meet the needs of customers and will make the necessary adjustments.”

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The decision comes the same day in which its competitor Delta announced that it also canceled its direct flights from the John F. Kennedy of New York to the Malpensa airport, in Milan, a decision that in his case attributes directly to the spread of the coronavirus and to the measures advised by the US Government.

“After the U.S. Department of State reinforcing its travel recommendations, Delta temporarily suspends its daily flights between New York John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Milan Malpensa, “the company said in a statement.

Delta also specified that it has implemented “numerous” mitigation processes and strategies in response to the concern caused by COVID-19, and claims to be in contact with the experts of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and with the World Health Organization (WHO), as well as with local authorities.

Other suspended destinations

Delta has already canceled flights connecting the US with China and South Korea, and notes that “they could” implement new “adjustments” as the situation develops.

So far, USA has confirmed 71 cases of coronavirus, the last one of them in the eastern state of Rhode Island and two in the one in Washington, where on Saturday the first fatality for this virus in the US

Meanwhile, Italy has already confirmed about 1,700 cases, which are concentrated in the northern part of the country, and 34 deaths.

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