China’s civil aviation regulator has issued its third suspension order on Ethiopian Airlines’ flight from Addis Ababa to Shanghai, the most punished flight since the start of the pandemic.
Flight ET684 will be grounded for four weeks from November 30 after 11 passengers tested positive for COVID-19 on October 20, the Civil Aviation Administration of China said on Tuesday.
The flight is being grounded from Monday for five weeks after over a dozen passengers tested positive for COVID-19 on arrival at the Pudong airport this month.
Five passengers on the flight tested positive on arrival at Pudong on October 6, while an additional 10 travelers on the same flight tested positive on October 13, the CAAC said. The infected passengers were quarantined after they arrived.
Prior to that, the flight was suspended for a week from August 31 after six passengers tested positive.