SAS is the latest carrier to make additional capacity cuts in the face of the coronavirus outbreak.

The Scandinavian carrier is suspending flights to Hong Kong from tomorrow (Thursday) and trimming its European short-haul network.

The reductions follow the airline stopping all flights between Denmark and the Italian cities of Milan, Bologna, Turin and Venice from March 4-16.

The airline previously extended the suspension of flights to Beijing and Shanghai until April 30.

SAS said: “As an effect of the Covid-19 outbreak and global measures taken to mitigate the spread of the virus, the demand for international air travel has been affected.

“In response to the lower demand, SAS will in the next couple of months seek to reduce part of its short haul network capacity.

“Furthermore, and in addition to the already suspended flights to/from mainland China, SAS will suspend flights to Hong Kong from 5 March 2020.”