2020.07.31 09:28

Brussels Airlines cancels August flights to Vilnius following self-quarantine rules

BNS2020.07.31 09:28

Brussels Airlines has cancelled part of its August flights from Brussels to Vilnius after the Lithuanian government ordered people arriving from Belgium to self-isolate.

The sales of tickets has dropped significantly since the measure was announced, the airline's spokeswoman Maaike Andries told BNS.

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“Due to the travel restrictions imposed by the Lithuanian government, we have seen a huge decrease in the demand for tickets for this route. The demand is so low that it would not be economically and ecologically responsible for us to operate with empty aircraft,” she said.

Brussels Airlines cancelled the flights for the first two and a half weeks of August, she said. The airline resumed regular Brussels-Vilnius flights in the middle of May.

Belgium was put on Lithuania's self-isolation list after July 24 figures showed its coronavirus infection rate to be 19.4 cases per population of 100,000 over the last two weeks.