According tomedia BGR reported that the impact of the outbreak of new crown pneumonia on the global economy is still deep and widespread, covering almost every industry, especially the aviation industry and the hotel industry. It comes after The Indonesian airline, Lion Air, recently reopened operations after being temporarily closed due to the outbreak. Unfortunately, LionAir has announced that it will suspend operations due to the reluctance or inability of passengers to comply with regulations designed to control the spread of the new coronavirus.
In a statement posted on its website last week, also available on its Facebook page, the Indonesian-based budget airline shared news that no company would want to announce. The airline has now announced a suspension of all services, including domestic and international flights, from June 5.
The reason for Lion’s suspension is clear: it is related to the impact of the new corona virus. More specifically, passengers did not fully follow the airline’s rules. “Lion’s decision is based on an assessment of past flight operations, and many would-be passengers were unable to travel by air during the 2019 pandemic alert for the new coronavirus (COVID-19), which did not complete the required documentation and conditions,” LionAir explained in a memo. “
Lionair’s decision to suspend operations came less than a week after it resumed operations after it was suspended due to a new crown pandemic. The airline’s statement said the decision came after too many passengers were unwilling or unable to comply with its rules aimed at controlling the spread of the virus. The latest data from Johns Hopkins University shows that there have been 31,186 new crown cases in Indonesia so far, and 1,851 people have died from COVID-19.
A spokesman for Indonesia’s largest airline told the Jakarta Globe that “many passengers have to cancel their journeys because they can’t produce the required documents.”