American Airways suspending flights to Milan after U.S. journey warning

FILE PHOTO: An American Airways airplane sits on the tarmac at LAX in Los Angeles, California, U.S., March 4, 2019. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – American Airways Inc (AAL.O) will droop all U.S. flights to Milan, the airline mentioned late on Saturday, simply hours after the U.S. State Division mentioned it was elevating its journey warning for elements of Italy because of the coronavirus outbreak.

Italy is experiencing Europe’s worst outbreak of the infectious illness, with greater than 1,100 confirmed circumstances and 29 deaths. The nation’s outbreak emerged final week about 40 miles (60 km) from Milan, Italy’s monetary capital within the nation’s north.

American mentioned it’s going to droop flights to and from Milan, from New York-John F. Kennedy Worldwide Airport and Miami by way of April 24, citing a discount in demand.

On Saturday, the Trump administration raised its journey advisory alert to “Stage 4 – Do Not Journey” to Lombardy and Veneto in Italy “because of the degree of neighborhood transmission of the virus and imposition of native quarantine procedures.”

Milan is the capital of the Lombardy area. Vice President Mike Pence mentioned on Saturday that the U.S. State Division will work with Italy to coordinate medical screening of any people coming to the US.

American mentioned its closing flight will return from Milan on Sunday.

American will proceed to function a single day by day flight to Italy — between Philadelphia and Rome in every path. American is scheduled to renew seasonal service to Venice in Might.

Reporting by David Shepardson; Enhancing by Daniel Wallis and Leslie Adler

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