The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia suspended all domestic and international flights to avoid the spread of COVID-19. The Ministry assured that everything will be normal as soon as the situation gets normal. According to them the situation is about to get normal so they decided that the lock-down is about to be lifted. The domestic and International flights are about to start.
Why aren’t they Continuing with the lock-down?
According to the World trade organization the trade in 2020 is reduced up to 15% due to COVID-19. This means that almost every country is in loss. The estimated loss due to the outbreak of corona virus is about $80 Billion. As a precaution social distancing is required so many companies are forced to reduce their working staff.
The Exact Date was Provided!
Booking for international flights will open on September 1. Saudi Airlines said that it will open booking for domestic and international flights in the coming days. The official website of Saudi Airlines said clients can start booking domestic flights on June 1, while booking for international flights will starting on September 1.
Clarification Statement by Saudi Airline
The Saudi airline has denied reports of opening domestic and international flights since June, saying “there is no truth in that“. Till now Saudi Airline hasn’t decided to open the flights for domestic & International flights.
Dear guest, all international and domestic flights are currently suspended, When flights resume or back to normal, we will announce that. Thank You
— السعودية | SAUDIA (@Saudi_Airlines) May 19, 2020
Statement Given by Saudi Airline
According to the local website, the Saudi airline said in a statement that,
Once again the news is circulating on social media that domestic flights will start from June, but this is contrary to reality. We have said this before and now we are making it clear again that all international and domestic flights have been suspended for the second time in a row to counter Corona.
The decision to resume flights will be taken by the concerned authorities and a formal announcement will be made when the decision is taken.
Clarification by the Saudi Airline
The Saudi airline clarified that,
People have misunderstood the flight schedule on the website, the schedule already exists, it is not new.
If it is decided to resume flights, the schedule will be followed. It is to be noted that Saudi Arabia had closed its airspace and suspended international and domestic flights due to the corona virus.
The Precautions will still be taken care of
The Civil Aviation Authority implemented earlier a system of preventive measures as a result of the Coronavirus in airports, in coordination with the Ministry of Health, and worked to implement a package of measures within Saudi airports in order to take all health and preventive measures, as the authority continues on a daily basis to sterilize and disinfect all airport lounges and facilities.
The situation is about under control but it can again get worse if we didn’t take proper precautions. We must try to stay at home as much as possible and should not leave our homes until to necessary. Before leaving our homes wear mask and gloves, use hand sanitizers on the go and keep a suitable distance.