The outbreak of coronavirus (Covid-19) is causing widespread disruption to travel-related industries.
All major traditional airlines have already waived their usual flight change fees.
Now it’s time for ultra-low cost carriers: Ryanair, Easyjet & Volotea have announced that they are allowing passengers concerned about the ongoing coronavirus crisis to change their travel plans without being charged.
Ryanair will allow any passengers flying to any destination between March 13th and March 31st to change their flights free of charge.
Update: Ryanair removing the flight change fee on all bookings in April.
EasyJet are also stopping the flight change fee, although the airline has no end date with any flights from now until the future included.
Volota offers free change fee policy for flights booked between March 11th and April 6th to fly until June 15th.
Both new bookings and existing books are eligible, although they add that passengers who have their flights cancelled will be given refunds or free flight changes as well.
It’s worth noting that if a new flight costs more than your original booking, you’ll still need to pay the fare difference.