Virus grounds Ryanair’s plan to open new base in Croatia

Covid-19 is taking a severe toll on the aviation sector, with many grounding planes and some laying off staff

15th March, 2020
Virus grounds Ryanair’s plan to open new base in Croatia
Ryanair is waiving their fee for changing flights. Pic: Bloomberg

Ryanair has scrapped plans to open a base in Zadar in Croatia this year as the impact of the Covid-19 outbreak continues to be felt across the aviation sector.

The spread of the novel coronavirus has hit airlines across the world, forcing many to cut capacity and some, such as Norwegian Air, to lay off half its staff and cancel thousands of flights.

Ursula von der Leyen, the European Commission President, announced plans last week...

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