The Omicron variant is affecting the flights in Mexico, due to the fact that the rise in infections between flight attendants and pilots the airline Aeromexico dozens of flights have been canceled at the last minute.
The Aviation Flight attendants Trade Union Association (ASSA) reported that 140 crew of the airline have tested positive for the new variant of coronavirus, while other flight attendants are suspended due to lack of current documents.
The lack of personnel due to COVID-19 has triggered the cancellation of flights and operations, as happened in various parts of the world on Christmas Eve, when COVID-19 soared mainly in the United States and parts of Europe.
Aeroméxico cancels dozens of flights for Ómicron
The press secretary of the Aviation Flight Carriers Trade Union Association, José Suárez reported that until this January 7 there is a total of 75 pilots have been infected, 57 pilots are from Aeroméxico, 14 from Connect and 4 pilots from Aeromar, so for this Friday 43 flights were suspended with national and international destinations.
Data from the Mexico City International Airport (AICM) indicate that there are 27 impacts on incoming flights and 16 outgoing flights, with destinations to Guadalajara, Mérida, Ciudad Juárez, Monterrey, Chihuahua, Tijuana, Mexicali, Cancun, as well as to Seoul and South Korea.
ASSA noted that globally, airlines have canceled 22 thousand flights since Christmas Eve due to contagions from its crew, coupled with weather effects, including Aeroméxico. In Mexico, the cancellation of last-minute flights due to COVID-19 infections began to be registered on Wednesday, January 5.
Ómicron cases in Mexico
According to figures from the Global Platform for Sharing All the Data on Influenza (GISAID), Mexico It is the country with the most infections detected by the new Omicron variant in Latin America.
As we made known in AmericanPost.News, Until the cutoff on Thursday, January 6, the country registered 374 cases of Omicron and a total of 25 thousand new infections of COVID-19, a situation that has caused the suspension of Aeroméxico flights and other major airlines.
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