Coronavirus: Malta closes airspace starting Friday night

Personnel informed with statement. The darkest day, unions

18 March, 14:18

    (ANSAmed) - VALLETTA, MARCH 18 - The Maltese government will close its airspace starting at 11:59 on Friday. Starting on Saturday the international airport of Luga, the only one in Malta, will remain open only for cargo flights, humanitarian aid and repatriations, airport authorities told personnel, according to local media reports. Local media published a statement released by unions that called it ''the darkest day'' in the history of aviation. Air Malta has already announced the immediate suspension of all passenger flights. Over the past few weeks air carriers had already spontaneously cancelled 278 connections with Malta.(ANSAmed).

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