Coronavirus causes mass flight cancellations worldwide

In the world after Christmas carriers have canceled about 20 thousand flights, according to the publication Insider, citing the thematic site FlightAware. This is due to the spread of a new strain of coronavirus - in particular, the increase in the incidence of disease among employees of airlines, the publication explains. In addition, inclement weather was also a negative factor. Airline JetBlue canceled nearly 1,300 flights from December 30 to January 13 as a precaution due to the health of the staff, the publication specifies. Other U.S. airlines also justified their cancellations due to increased morbidity among employees. As the representative of the Federal Aviation Administration of the United States (FAA) told the publication, the number of new infections recorded among the employees of the organization. A large proportion of the flights cancelled worldwide have been carried out by Chinese carriers China Eastern and Air China, the publication reported.