British Airways suspends flights to HK till Tuesday after 2 cabin crew members test positive for COVID-19 in 8 days


28th November 2021 – (Hong Kong) British Airways has crew members who tested positive for COVID-19 in Hong Kong on two consecutive Saturdays, and other crew members on the same planes must be quarantined. According to the website of the Airport Authority, British Airways has cancelled 10 flights between Hong Kong and London Heathrow Airport from today (28th) to Tuesday (30th). According to reports, British Airways decided to suspend flights to Hong Kong after reviewing the relevant route operation requirements to reduce the risk of more crew members being subject to compulsory quarantine.

he Centre for Health Protection (CHP)’s spokesperson replied to media enquiries that as British Airways’ flight (BA027) arrived in Hong Kong on the 20th of this month and yesterday (27th), there were two respective cabin crew members who tested positive in the temporary sample collection centre at the Hong Kong International Airport.

According to epidemiological investigations, other crew members on the same planes are classified as close contacts and must be sent to a quarantine centre for quarantine. According to records, the crew members of the flight arriving in Hong Kong on the 20th of this month have been arranged by the government representatives of their respective countries to arrange for closed-loop transportation to return to their country of residence.