June 13, 2024

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The airline consultant says flights have been canceled due to the Omicron variant “at a bad time” for airlines

More than 6,000 flights were canceled for Christmas due to the rapidly spreading Omigron variant around the world. Airlines have not begun to find a way out of the crisis.

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Due to the Omigron variant and pollution cases among pilots, flight attendants and other staff, 6,300 flights worldwide were canceled this Christmas weekend. These cancellations “Bad Moment”, Sunday, December 26th, Xavier apologizes to Tytelman on France Info’s microphone.

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“Before the crisis, we made an average of 10,000 flights a day, all year round. There, at the peak, it rose to 30,000 or 50,000., The former pilot explains, he became an aviation consultant, and he estimates the flight will be canceled. “At least 10 to 15% of trips “. Large number, “We hope to make up for this difficult period for the aviation industry, especially during the holidays,” he said. He insists.

Xavier Tidelman, when the borders reopen, “We broke records because people love to travel.”. He cites the examples of Algeria and the United States. “Countries where people have not been able to travel for a very long time”. These goals will be closed “This is a disaster from a financial point of view”, The consultant points out. He explains that airlines “Hopefully we will get out of the crisis quickly. Finally, we’re starting in red again.”

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