Luxair has become the latest European carrier to announce it will temporarily suspend flights, calling a halt to its operations from 23 March.
It follows a string of European operators which have over recent days decided to suspend flights over the rest of March and into April amid the tightening of national border controls in the fight against coronavirus pandemic.
”Over the past seven days, Italy, Malta, Austria, Greece, Morocco, Spain, Portugal, Denmark, Tunisia, Czech Republic, and Egypt and have implemented flight bans of varying intensity,” Luxair says in a statement. ”Other countries (without entry or travel bans) have significantly reduced Air Traffic Control capacities and essential airport services.
”Luxair Group has taken urgent actions to address this extraordinary and unprecedented Covid-19 event, the impact and duration of which is impossible to determine for now.”
It says it will suspend flights from midnight on 23 March. The group says Luxair flights will restart on 20 April, while LuxairTours operations are slated to resume on 1 May.
Cirium fleets data shows Luxair operates a fleet of eight Boeing 737s and 11 De Havilland Canada Dash 8-400s.