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The Gatwick flights cancelled today to Italy from BA and easyJet



As Italy goes into lockdown airlines are beginning to cancel flights from Gatwick.

Currently easyJet and British Airways who operate several flights from Gatwick to Italian airports have so far cancelled some flights for today (10th March).

British Airways have said:

This is a fast moving situation, and we recommend all customers check for the latest on their flight on

While easyJet have commented:

“Following the latest decree issued 9 March by the Italian authorities implementing further restrictions for the whole of Italy, easyJet is currently reviewing its scheduled programme between 10 March and 3 April 2020.

“The majority of flights to and from Milan Malpensa, Milan Linate, Venice and Verona have been cancelled for the coming days and affected customers are being advised of their options by email and SMS which include rebooking and refunding.”

The cancelled flights are:

14:20 BA2612 flying to Naples

14:20 BA2588 flying to Venice

15:00 EJU8195 flying to Milan-Malpensa

15:40 BA2576 flying to Turin

16:40 EZY8069 flying to Venice

19:40 EZY8199 flying to Milan-Malpensa

20:30 EJU8071 flying to Venice

A message on easyJets website in relation to the above cancelled flights says:

“We’re very sorry that your flight has been cancelled. This is due to recently introduced health and travel restrictions in Italy designed to mitigate the spread of Covid-19 which has severely affected easyJet’s flying programme. The disruption to your flight is beyond our control and is considered an extraordinary circumstance. “

The latest figures for UK cases were published this afternoon stating:

“As of 9am on 10 March 2020, 26,261 people have been tested in the UK, of which 25,888 were confirmed negative and 373 were confirmed as positive. Six patients who tested positive for COVID-19 have died.”


British Airways suspends all flights at Gatwick Airport amid coronavirus crisis



British Airways has announced that it is to stop all flights in and out of Gatwick Airport as the coronavirus crisis continues around the world.

In a statement a spokesperson said:

“Due to the considerable restrictions and challenging market environment, like many other airlines we will temporarily suspend our flying schedule at Gatwick.

“We are contacting affected customers to discuss their options.”

The planes at Gatwick will be grounded from tomorrow, (1st April) although essential maintenance equipment and functions will remain and continue to allow the airline to restart operations quickly.

The airline is continuing to provide a very limited schedule at Heathrow.

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