Just In: Turkish Airlines cancels Nigeria flights, refunds passengers amids Coronavirus fears

In the wake of the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic, Turkish Airlines on Tuesday cancelled “several” of its flights to-and-from Nigeria.

The PUNCH reports that Nigeria’s first index case of the novel COVID-19, a passenger of Italian origin, arrived at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos, via Turkish Airlines.

The government afterwards launched a search for the other passengers on the flight, it released the names of the missing passengers.

The Airline however said in a statement that it would refund affected passengers.

“Due to the coronavirus outbreak in various countries, Turkish Airlines has been changing its flight schedule to several destinations around the globe.

“We would like to inform our passengers that due to the lowered load factors caused by the suspension of other routes, several of our flights to/from Nigeria will be undergoing cancellations in March.

“Passengers with tickets to the cancelled flights will be able to refund or change their tickets free of charge until the end of May if they start the process until March/April depending on the route,” the airline said in the statement.

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