Chinese authorities have informed that by the end of the month, Polish carrier PLL LOT will no longer operate passenger flights to China.
This is the penalty imposed by the Chinese Civil Aviation Authority in connection with the Warsaw-Tiansen flight on March 2. 12 passengers on board LOT airlines have been confirmed to have contracted the coronavirus.
The Polish radio correspondent in Beijing, Friday, reported another penalty imposed on Polish airlines LOT.
This is not the first punishment
LOT Polish Airlines has been punished with another temporary ban on flights to China. This time for four weeks – Tomasz Sajewicz reported on Twitter.
The journalist reported that the ban would continue until April 18.
Earlier, a similar penalty was imposed on the Polish airline in January this year. It was confirmed that 5 passengers were infected with the Corona virus on a flight from Warsaw to Tiancin. At the time, the ban was in effect for two weeks.
The Polish LOT received a similar penalty on November 2, 2020, in connection with the flight on October 15. Upon arrival in China, 10 passengers on that flight tested positive for the coronavirus. There were more such penalties.
Market-lotniczy.pl announced that the Chinese authorities have introduced a system that promotes airlines that do not bring sick passengers. The system is a means of discriminating against those carriers who bring infected people into the country. The Chinese authorities justify this step by fearing the registration of new cases of infection among foreigners.
Losses due to COVID-19
As expected, Net losses for airlines due to the COVID-19 epidemic It will drop to about $12 billion. In 2022 of about 52 billion dollars. last year. In total, the pandemic will cost aviation about $201 billion before the industry returns to profitability in 2023.
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