Austrian Airlines cancels flights in response to Austrian Ministry of Health bans

Austrian Airlines has announced the cancellation of numerous flights through July 31, based on landing bans ordered ty Austrian Ministry of Health, the company said.

The Austrian Federal Ministry of Social Affairs, Health, Care and Consumer Protection has expanded the list of landing bans for aircraft. Starting Thursday, 16 July 2020, no regular flights from the following countries, among others, have been permitted to land in Austria: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Egypt, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Romania and Serbia. The landing bans for aircraft from Great Britain, Sweden and the Ukraine have been extended.

Due to the official prohibition, Austrian Airlines is forced to cancel all flights between Vienna and the following destinations during the period 16-31 July 2020: Belgrade, Bucharest, Cairo, Kyiv, London, Podgorica, Pristina, Sarajevo, Sibiu, Skopje, Sofia, Stockholm, Tirana and Varna. The landing bans will also have an impact on the remaining route network of Austrian Airlines, due to the fact that the affected routes are frequented by many transfer passengers.