Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) has announced that due to non-existent demand for air travel, it has put most of its operations on hold, the company said.
The measures come amid the grounding of thousands of planes worldwide as countries step up their measures to deal with the outbreak.
SAS said it would suspend operations and would not recommence services until necessary prerequisites for commercial air traffic returns.
The airline said to support customers, it will do its best to uphold a certain level of operation to enable travellers to return from their destinations.
The firm will temporarily lay off around 90 per cent of its staff and reduce services, with only domestic operations and a few European flights continuing.