On November 11th, Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) announced that several flights from Air China, China Southern Airlines, Cambodia Angkor Air, Emirates Airline, Finnair will be suspended after passengers on the flights tested positive for COVID-19.
Under the "reward and circuit breaker mechanism", 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 flights for four weeks.
Daxing International Airport in Beijing, capital of China (Xinhua/Ju Huanzong)
The suspended flights are as follows:
The quota for the above-mentioned flights shall not be used for other routes. However, flights CA934 and CA864 from Air China, flight EK362 from Emirates Airline, as well as flights AY87 and AY105 from Finnair before Nov 16th can continue to operate. Furthermore, when the suspensions come to an end, flight CA864 (Athens-Chengdu) from Air China will only offer one flight per week. If a flight triggers the circuit breaker mechanism during this period, the suspension time will accumulate.
The CAAC also mentioned that relevant airlines should provide appropriate services including meeting passenger needs and ticket refunds.
Author | Catherine
Editor | Will, Jerry