Delta suspends flights between Atlanta and Rome due to coronavirus

ATLANTA — Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines is temporarily suspending flights between Atlanta and Rome, the company announced Sunday.

Flights will be suspended from March 11 through April 30 between Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport and Rome Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport.

The airline previously suspended flights between New York and Milan and Venice through May.

Customers traveling between Rome and the United States will continue to have access through New York-JFK from March 11 through April 30. New York-JFK to Rome will be Delta’s only flight to Italy during this period.

Customers who have flights booked during this period may have the option to re-book on alternate flights or partner airlines or get a refund.

Italy has had one of the largest outbreaks of COVID-19 outside of China. The country has reported nearly 10,000 cases and nearly 500 deaths.

The Italian government has ordered a lockdown in the northern part of the country until April 3. 16 million people need special permission to travel under new quarantine rules.