Pegasus Airline react angrily to the decision of the TRNC to limit the number of daily flights due to increasing coronavirus cases

Pegasus Airlines has reacted angrily to the decision of the TRNC Contagious Diseases Supreme Committee to limit the number of daily flights to TRNC to 6 due to the increasing new cases of covid-19.

Following the government decision to limit daily flights to the country after a spike in Covid-19 cases, Pegasus TRNC closed all its offices and displayed a notice in both Turkish and English on the doors stating: "We are not responsible for this situation, but the government".

According to the airline, this put airline companies in a difficult situation. 

The notice stated that with the instructions from the Ministry of Public Works and Transport, all flights were canceled as of August 23, the flights were limited to three flights, and the service cannot be provided until new arrangements are approved and implemented.

Also in the notice in question, 

In order to eliminate the unjust treatment of passengers; It was emphasised that passengers can apply to the Prime Ministry, Ministry of Health and Ministry of Transport.

Meanwhile, Pegasus continues to make three trips a day in accordance with the decision, but is considering firing 80 employees because it cannot generate sufficient income.

Pegasus Airlines, which sold seats of many flights before now, directed its customers to the Ministry of Health and the Prime Ministry.  

"Daily and hourly decisions do harm" 
Speaking to Turkish Cypriot daily, Havadis, an official warned that the decisions that change on a daily or even hourly basis had a serious blow to the sector, and that if the government continues to make such decisions, the TRNC will cause difficult damage to air transportation. The official, who stated that the sudden decision cancellation of the flights, whose seats are sold, puts both passengers and airline companies in a difficult situation, said, 

The government that cannot manage the pandemic and the girl is responsible for what happened.

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