Airline company KLM will suspend long-haul flights because of coronavirus measure
Netherland airline company KLM will suspend temporarily to make all long-haul flights due to restrictions imposed by the government of Netherlands in terms of struggle with coronavirus infection – informs Het Parool edition with the reference to representative of the airline company.
Earlier government of Netherlands informed that from January 23rd will ask people who arrive to the country by air or water to present second negative test for coronavirus made directly before departure. Before this only one test made not later than three days’ prior the trip’s date was required.
Airline company declared that based on the information received the rule will apply to crew members of the airplane as well.
“We cannot expose the crews to the risk of remaining in distant country if the test result will be positive. That is why from Friday we will stop all intercontinental flights and all flights on European directions where crews will have to stay overnight”, – said KLM representative.
Airline company also marked that cargo and repatriation flights will be suspended as well.
Also Netherlands authorities imposed ban on air communication with the countries where new coronavirus strain is spread including Great Britain, RSA and some countries of Latin America from January 23rd.
In the Netherlands according to WHO during entire period were detected 920 thousand of diseases, 13 thousand died.