United to refund travel to regions hit with Zika virus: spokesman

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Posted: Jan 26, 2016 4:28 PM

(Reuters) - United Airlines <UAL.N> will allow customers who hold tickets to regions impacted by the Zika virus to postpone their trips or receive full refunds, a spokesman said on Tuesday.

United, the second-largest U.S. airline by capacity, said the offer corresponds to virus-hit areas specified by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. On Monday, the World Health Organization warned that mosquito-borne Zika is likely to spread to most of the Americas, sparking concerns by travelers on social media.

(Reporting By Jeffrey Dastin in New York)