Mexico City airport lines access sidewalks as Omicron hits workers

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Mexico registered 25,821 new Covid-19 cases on Thursday, the most since August, as the omicron variant spreads through the country. Deaths and hospitalizations have remained low when compared to past waves. The country has fully vaccinated 57% of its population.

Travelers at Mexico City’s airport on Friday needed to endure lines that extended far external the hub’s doors and onto the walkway just to drop off their bags as airlines were hit with staffing deficiencies because of Covid-19. No less than 65 Mexico City flights were dropped in the course of recent hours, as per following site FlightAware. Over the previous week, 71 Aeromexico pilots have tested positive for Covid, as have four Aeromar pilots, as per Captain Jose Suarez, spokesperson at pilot association ASPA, which addresses 1,900 pilots at Grupo Aeromexico SAB and Grupo Aeromar SA.

“We’re seeing a domino effect,” said Suarez in a phone interview. “Every pilot that’s infected means their whole crew needs to be isolated.”

Aeromexico is “putting in place contact tracing protocols for various collaborators, including flight crews, which has resulted in adjusting planned operations,” the company said in a statement.

A spokesperson for Volaris said the airline didn’t know of infections among its crew or employees and that flights were operating normally. Representatives for VivaAerobus and Aeromar didn’t reply to a request for comment.

Social media users complained of flights that had been delayed by more than 10 hours with little information from airlines. Videos showed crowded gates and hours-long delays to drop off bags.

In the U.S., Friday marked the fifth day this month with more than 2,000 scrubbed flights, as a jump in virus infections made it difficult for airlines to keep operations fully staffed and a winter storm blanketed the Northeast.

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