EPA/Mark R. Cristino

24 airlines cancel flights to and fro local airport in March

A total of 24 airlines have requested to cancel flights passing through the local airport in March due to the Covid-19 epidemic, the Macau International Airport Co. Ltd. told Macau News Agency (MNA).

The companies that chose to cancel flights include Air Macau, Jejuair, China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Juneyao Airlines, Air Asia, Eva Airways, Air Busan, Shanghai Airlines, Long Air, Hainan Airlines, Tiger Air Taiwan, Starlux Airlines, Jin Air, Xiamen Airlines, Philippines Airlines, Bamboo Airways, Tiger Airways, Tway Air, Vietnam Airlines, Easter Jet, Shenzhen Airlines, Cebu Pacific Air, Spring Airlines.

The cancellations impact several flights scheduled to and from Macau involving several destinations in Greater China, namely: Shanghai, Wuxi, Changsha, Wuhan, Xi an, Haikou, Sanya, Fuzhou, Hangzhou, Changzhou, Shenzhen, Hefei, Qingdao, Xiamen, Jinjiang, Nanjing, Chengdu, Tianjin, Beijing, Shenyang, Yangzhou, Jinan, Wenzhou, Zhengzhou, Wuxi, Nanning, Chongqing, Guiyang, Chaoshan, Taipei, Taiyuan, Taichung, Kaohsiung.

Outside of Greater China flights to the following countries were cancelled: South Korea (Seoul, Busan, Incheon, Jeju); Vietnam (Cam Ranh, DaNang, Hanoi); Philippines (Manila, Cebu, Clark); Japan (Tokyo, Osaka, Fukuoka); Malaysia (Kota Kinabalu, Kuala Lumpur); Thailand (Bangkok, Phuket, Chiang Mai); and Singapore.

This week local authorities announced that a 14-day quarantine will be required to anyone who has been in South Korea in the 14 days prior to entering Macau, as the number of Covid-19 cases surged in the country.