The low-cost airline resumed services from Düsseldorf to Sardinia, Italy on Saturday-but because Olbia Airport was still closed, it was forced to turn around at its destination.
On the morning of May 23, flight EW9844 took off on a 730-mile (1,170 km) flight to Olbia Airport in Sardinia, but it was in Sardinia before the air traffic control department informed it that it would not be open to commercial flights. Island airspace.
The Airbus A320 is hovering in a waiting state, hoping to get permission to land, but no dice.
In order to allow the A320 to carry two Sardinian passengers, this small sightseeing tour of Western Europe took a total of four hours and ten minutes.
So how did this misunderstanding happen? A Eurowings spokesperson told CNN travel agency: “In the context of the corona crisis, the situation at many European airports is very active.
The spokesman added: “A lot of information about business hours or airport closures is usually changed within a short period of time,” and “the entry laws of various countries change every day.”
Olbia Costa Smeralda Airport is currently closed until at least June 2.
A Eurowing spokesperson blamed “misunderstandings about the merger of related flight information”.
The passengers-both of them-have been rebooked, and it is safe to say that at least the social distance can be properly maintained on the A320 short trip last Saturday and Saturday.