Carriers not cutting flights to SK amid MERS scare
Taiwan’s two major air carriers said Wednesday that they have no plans to cut flights to South Korea amid the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus ( MERS-CoV) scare in that country, which has reported 30 confirmed cases so far, with two fatalities.
China Airlines, which has flights to Seoul and Busan, said that bookings for this month have only had a few cancellations.
As the ratio of cancellations is not even up to 1 percent, it has no plans to cancel flights, the carrier said.
EVA Air also said it will not cut its 20 weekly flights to South Korea.
But it said that it will instruct the check-in counters for South Korean routes to put up a MERS information board and broadcast information related to MERS in Korean and Mandarin to remind passengers that if they have the symptoms of fever, coughing or nausea, they must report the situation and be checked by doctors at the airport before continuing on their journeys.
The carrier will also ensure that passengers with fever are seated away from other passengers and that they wear surgical masks.