United States: Thousands of flights canceled because of the Omicron variant and a winter storm
© Valery Hache Airlines in the United States provide for the cancellation of more than 2,000 flights for this day of Monday. AFP / Yuki Iwamura According to Flight Flight Tracking Site data on FlightTaware.com , flights canceled Sunday were of more than 2,400 flights from or within the United States and nearly 4,000 in the world. More than 11,200 flights have also been delayed around the world.
China ordered the cancellations after some passengers tested positive for COVID-19 on flights that arrived in China in late December, according to industry officials. American Airlines said Tuesday that six of its flights from Dallas-Fort Worth to Shanghai in late January and early February have been canceled .
The blocking of flights is the latest development in a dispute between the two countries over international flights and rules designed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus . China has been ratcheting up travel restrictions after recent outbreaks of COVID-19 as it prepares to host the Winter
easyJet made the decision to cancel the majority of its flights to and from Italy after the country took extreme measures to combat the rapidly spreading confirmed cases. This will be reviewed as of April 3 based on government and WHO advice. However, the airline has said that it will provide “rescue flights ” for travellers who find themselves stranded in Italy following the news.
It has also cancelled all flights from the US to a number of mainland China airports. Flight waivers are also available on other routes.
USA-China-Aviation: Coronavirus: The US criticize China's decision to cancel Flights © Reuters / Kamil Krzaczynski Coronavirus: USA Criticize China's decision to cancel Flights
Washington (Reuters) - the administration of US President Joe Biden Wednesday criticized China's decision to cancel a growing number of flights from the United States due to COVID-19 tests carried out by passengers subsequently positive and warned it possible for retaliation.
A spokesman for the US Department of Transport stated that Beijing's shares were "incompatible" with its obligations under a Sino-American agreement.
OJ 2022: The "Sanitary Bubble" set up around Beijing
© Thomas Sen / Reuters The Olympic Cross-Country Ski Center in Beijing An Anti-Covid " Sanitary Bubble" has been put in place Tuesday around the sites of the Beijing Olympic Games, a month just before the start of the tests that are offered as the most monitored in the pandemic era. China, where the pandemic has been detected for the first time at the end of 2019, has eradicated the disease largely by resorting to very strict tests of screening, tracing, confinement and vaccination.
Up to date guide on coronavirus (COVID-19) flight suspensions by airline and destination. Which flights are affected and how to get a refund or rebook your trip.
To further prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), many major airlines have suspended, reduced, or cut flights to affected regions. Service is being slashed to/from high-risk areas and in markets where airlines are seeing drastic drops in demand, as well as places where government-imposed travel restrictions are in place.
The Chinese government has accused the US of causing "panic" in its response to the deadly coronavirus outbreak. It follows the US decision to declare a public health emergency and deny entry to foreign nationals who had visited China in the past two weeks. There are more than 17,000
How did China react to the US measures? In a news briefing on Monday, Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said the US actions "could only create and spread fear" instead of offering assistance. She said the US was the first country to impose a travel ban on Chinese travellers and
In a statement, he indicated that Washington had opened discussions with the Chinese government and kept "the right to take if necessary regulatory measures".
The Chinese authorities ordered the suspension of six additional flights planned in the coming weeks from the United States, citing the outbreak of the number of passengers being positive to the coronavirus upon arrival in China.
Some 70 flights were canceled, even though the number of air routes between the two countries was drastically reduced with the health crisis.
(Reporting David Shepardson, French version Jean Terzian)
The United States suspends 44 flights to China in retaliation for health restrictions imposed by Beijing .
© VCG / VCG via Getty Images to avoid contamination, Chinese crews are subject to drastic procedures, as evidenced by the images on social networks. The United States announces the suspension of 44 flights to China by Chinese companies, as of January 30th. A decision that follows the suspension by China of American flights due to COVID infections.