From October 19th to 20th, the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) ordered suspensions for flights from Ethiopian Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Saudi Arabian Airlines, Vietnam Airlines, and Mongolian Airlines after passengers tested positive for COVID-19.
(Photo: Nanfang Daily)
China eased restrictions on international passenger flights, according to China Daily, contingent on epidemic risks being under control in early June. Authorities highlighted the "reward and circuit breaker mechanism" for the carriers to increase or have flights suspended in accordance with the companies' epidemic control work.
Under the policy, airlines must suspend flights on a route for a week if five passengers test positive for coronavirus. If the number exceeds 10, the airline must suspend the flights for four weeks.
The suspended flights are as follows:
China Southern Airlines
Saudi Arabian Airlines
Quota for the above-mentioned flights shall not be used for other routes. In addition, flights ET684 and ET606 from Ethiopian Airlines, as well as flight CZ6086 from China Southern Airlines before Oct. 26 can continue to operate. If a flight triggers the circuit breaker mechanism during this period, the suspension time will accumulate.
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Editor | Keane, Jerry