CHINA Govt to allow more international flights

CHINA

Govt to allow more international flights

China Daily

14:08, June 04, 2020

5ed86bb4a310a8b2fa4ea1be.jpeg

Flight MF8095 of the Xiamen Airlines is welcomed at the Tianhe Airport in Wuhan, capital of central China's Hubei province, April 8, 2020. (Photo: Xinhua)

China will allow domestic and overseas airlines to increase the number of international passenger flights in and out of the country if the epidemic risks are controllable, said Civil Aviation Administration of China on Thursday.

Domestic and overseas airlines that have been operating international passenger flights under restrictions imposed on March 29 will still stick to the previous plan, with domestic airlines flying one flight a week on one route to any country and foreign airlines operating one flight a week to China, the administration said.

Foreign airlines with no international passenger flights to the country will be allowed to operate one flight per week starting June 8, it added.

The administration will also have a reward and circuit breaker mechanism in place to contain the number of imported cases of the novel coronavirus.

If the number of passengers who have a positive nucleic acid test stands at zero for three consecutive weeks on the same route, airlines will be allowed to add one additional flight per week on the route as a bonus, it said.

But the airline will suspend the operation of the route for one week if five or more passengers test positive for the coronavirus. If the number exceeds 10, the airline will suspend flights on the route for four weeks, it said, adding that it could resume operation after the "circuit breaker" period.

The administration also noted that it will allow certain eligible countries to increase the number of international passenger flights in and out of the country if the epidemic risks are controllable.


Related Stories

Terms of Service & Privacy Policy

We have updated our privacy policy to comply with the latest laws and regulations. The updated policy explains the mechanism of how we collect and treat your personal data. You can learn more about the rights you have by reading our terms of service. Please read them carefully. By clicking AGREE, you indicate that you have read and agreed to our privacy policies

Agree and continue