March 16, 2020 / 1:23 PM / 24 days ago

Norwegian Air to cancel 85% of flights amid virus crisis

OSLO, March 16 (Reuters) - Norwegian Air will cancel 85% of its flights and temporarily lay off 7,300 employees amid the growing coronavirus crisis that has halted demand for air travel, the carrier said on Monday.

U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday extended his recent clampdown on European travel to also include Britain, Norwegian's biggest destination for transatlantic flights, while other nations also severely limited air traffic. (Reporting by Terje Solsvik, editing by Gwladys Fouche)

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