Anyone who has booked a vacation in Portugal could now be faced with the “surprise” that the flights are not allowed to operate.
Austria continues to prohibit incoming passenger flights from the People's Republic of China, Iran, Lombardy, Belarus, Portugal, the United Kingdom, Sweden, Ukraine and the Russian Federation. This means that the latest “black list” remains unchanged and is valid until July 15, 2020.
This emerges from the NOTAM A1715 / 20, which the Republic of Austria published early on Tuesday morning. The exceptions are unchanged. Specifically, the landing bans mean that regular passenger flights, for example between Ukraine and Austria, are prohibited. The opposite direction would, however, be permitted, whereby an empty flight in one direction is usually not practiced by the airlines for economic reasons.
Numerous airlines are affected by the short-term extension of the flight bans, including Ryanair / Lauda, Wizzair and Austrian Airlines. Some connections have to be canceled at short notice, in which case the travelers are not entitled to the compensation payment according to EU Regulation 261/2004, because official orders are considered an exceptional circumstance according to the case law of the ECJ.