Wuhan Tianhe Airport (WUH) in China, where the coronavirus outbreak originated from. Has reopened its gates to scheduled commercial operations, marking the end of a 76-day citywide lockdown.
Today, April 8 China Eastern Airlines Flight MU2527 departed WUH for Sanya Airport (SYX) on China’s Hainan Island carrying 42 passengers, the first outbound flight allowed in over two months. There were 225 inbound and outbound flights scheduled for April 8 to over 50 cities in China, including Chongqing, Kunming, Qingdao and Shanghai, with an estimated passenger volume of 11,000.
Control measures against coronavirus have been put in place, thorough disinfection of the airport and airplanes has been carried out.