British Airways has been ban from flying over Hong Kong major city airspace by the authorities after passengers were found to be infected with COVID-19.
The ban will last until December 25th.
According to the South China Morning Post reported: British Airways’ flights to London have been barred for two weeks by Hong Kong’s Department of Health. The airline received the unwelcome notice after four passengers were found to be infected with COVID-19 on arrival from a BA flight and another person failed to comply with requirements.
Hong Kong has been strict when it comes to COVID-19 arrivals. Carriers with even a single positive passenger onboard a flight can face a two-week ban if other passengers on the aircraft failed to comply with other health measures.
In a time like this, a ban can wreak havoc on an airline’s last-minute operations because from what it looks like BA will need to cancel flight scheduled from till the 25th, thereby rebooking passengers to other airlines.
The BA27 is the flight in question that operated on Tuesday with passengers that tested positive for COVID-19.