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Coronavirus: British Airways suspends all Gatwick flights

Added 03-31-20 05:04:02am EST - “The airline says it is facing a challenging environment in "unprecedented circumstances".” - News.yahoo.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From News.yahoo.com: “Coronavirus: British Airways suspends all Gatwick flights”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

British Airways will suspend all flights to and from London's Gatwick airport amid a collapse in demand due to the coronavirus.

It follows EasyJet's suspension of flights after the government advised against all but essential travel.

British Airways told staff it was facing a challenging market environment in "unprecedented circumstances", according to an email seen by the BBC.

"Due to the considerable restrictions and challenging market environment, like many other airlines, we will temporarily suspend our flying schedule at Gatwick," the airline said in a statement.

Shares in IAG, which owns British Airways, have more than halved in value since the beginning of the month. Although its share price rose by 8.4% to 218.7p on Tuesday.

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