Airline Operations Suspensions/Closures Due To The Coronavirus Outbreak
As a result of the coronavirus outbreak, the airlines below have either ceased or suspended operations. Some occurred as a result of government travel restrictions worldwide, which caused air traffic to dry up. I’ve also compiled a list of various airlines that are offering travel waivers here.
I’ve also created a document to help you figure out the process to get a refund or change your flight if you’re affected. Click here or the image below to see it. It is a PDF file.
Location: Riga, Latvia
The Government of the Republic of Latvia made a decision to tighten the security measures and suspend international air traffic starting on March 17 in order to limit the spread of Coronavirus. All airBaltic connections will be temporarily suspended starting on March 17 until April 14, 2020 inclusive, including operations of airBaltic from Estonia and Lithuania.
Location: Verona, Italy
Verona, 17th March 2020
Air Dolomiti temporarily suspends its flight plan until 19 April 2020
Due to the increasing limits imposed on travel and the consequent decrease in demand for air travel in Italy and Europe, Air Dolomiti is forced to temporarily suspend its flight plan from tomorrow until April 19, 2020.
In view of the exceptional circumstances caused by the spread of the Coronavirus, the carrier aligns itself with the measures already taken by some other airlines of the Lufthansa Group to which it belongs.
Passengers holding Air Dolomiti tickets with departing flights on the above mentioned dates are invited to contact the Service Center on +39 045 2886140 or +49 089 97580497 if calling from Germany.
Location: Antananarivo, Madagascar
Flights are suspended from March 20, 2020 for 30 days.
Air Malta to suspend all commercial flights
• Departing after 2359UTC on Friday 20th March, until further notice
• On order of the Malta’s Health Authorities
Following a decision by the Maltese Health Authorities, Malta is banning all commercial travel to Malta for flights departing after 2359UTC on Friday 20th March, until further notice. This measure was taken to contain the spread of the Coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic.
The ban does not apply to ferry, cargo and humanitarian and repatriation or special flights. Air Malta shall operate such flights as directed by the Government of Malta.
Location: Belgrade, Serbia
Due to the situation resulting from the coronavirus pandemic and the temporary suspension of all commercial international traffic, Air Serbia will temporarily suspend passenger transport as of today (Thursday, 19 March 2020).
Location: MOntreal, QB Canada
We want to assure you that we are doing everything we can to get you back to your home country as soon as possible. We are currently working on deploying a repatriation plan, the full details of which will be posted on our platforms shortly. We thank you for your understanding and patience.
Gradual suspension of our flights
Following the Government of Canada’s announcement that the country is closing its borders to foreign nationals, as well as similar decisions by several other countries where we operate, we will gradually suspend our flights until April 30.
Given the rapidly changing situation, it is your responsibility to regularly check the restrictions put in place by the border authorities of the country you are planning to visit as well as the Government of Canada’s website.
- Sales for departures until April 30 are suspended immediately from and to most destinations in Europe and the United States. Flights will continue for a few more days in order to repatriate our customers to their home country. So as to allow as many repatriations as possible, sales will, however, remain temporarily open in both directions between Montreal and Paris and Lisbon, and between Toronto and London and Lisbon. A date for a full halt to operations will be announced soon.
- Sales are also halted immediately from and to the Caribbean and Mexico. Again, flights will continue for a few more days in order to repatriate our customers to Canada. Transat is advising its Canadian customers who were scheduled to depart in the coming days to heed the government’s recommendations and postpone their departure.
- For domestic flights, clients are encouraged to check that their flight is maintained on our website, which is updated regularly.
Location: Vienna, Austria
Austrian Airlines decided to temporarily suspend all regular flight operations starting Wednesday night, March 18, 2020. This move is in response to entry bans being imposed across the globe and a rapid decline in demand for air travel.
The last flight for the time being departing from Chicago with the flight number OS 066 will land in Vienna on March 19, 2020 in the morning hours. Up until then flight operations will be scaled back in a controlled and structured manner in order to bring all passengers, crews and aircraft home if possible.
Initially, Austrian Airlines will cancel all flights up until March 28, 2020. Passengers who have booked a flight during the time will be rebooked on other airlines if possible.
Stranded Austrians can contact the Federal Ministry of European and International Affairs
Austrian Airlines is in contact with the Austrian Federal Ministry of European and International Affairs to clarify issues relating to the operation of additional evacuation flights to bring back Austrians who are abroad.
For this reason, Austrian Airlines asks all Austrians who are stranded in other countries and who want to return home to get in touch with the Federal Ministry of European and International Affairs. It is not possible to book tickets for evacuation flights via Austrian Airlines.
Location: Barcelona, Venezuela
Avior Airlines announced that from March 17 to April 17, 2020, air transportation will be suspended throughout the national territory, both domestic and international flights.
Location: Brussels, Belgium
Coronavirus: Flight suspension from 21 March until 19 April 2020 included.
Given the extraordinary circumstances caused by the worldwide Coronavirus crisis, we have decided to temporarily suspend our flight operations from Saturday, 21 March until 19 April 2020 included.
Rest assured that we are already putting all our efforts into restarting operations on 20 April 2020 to serve you again with the extra smile you are used to.
Please be aware that our Service Centre, both on the phone and via social media, are saturated for the moment. We therefore explicitly ask you to only contact us at this moment if you need to fly in the coming 4 days. That way we can help the customers that need our help most urgently first.
For all other guests we offer you until 1st June to decide on what you want to do with your ticket. We completely understand that in the current situation, you do not know when exactly you want to travel. So please take your time, and get in touch with us when you are ready to fly again. Until then, we simply keep your ticket on hold for you.
All Flights Suspension
Communication date: 17/03/2020
The unprecedented circumstances triggered by the further proliferation of Coronavirus, Covid-19, poses a threat not only to the aviation industry, and tourism but in general to the economy and social connectivity. As a result of the progressive spread of the Coronavirus Covid-19th pandemic in more than 150 countries, many countries have already imposed temporary travel bans requiring airlines to suspend their activities.
Consequently, Cabo Verde Airlines informs its customers that in view of this situation, and taking into account the action of the Government of Cabo Verde to close the country’s borders, Cabo Verde Airlines will suspend all its transport activities from 18-03-2020 and for a period of at least 30 days. The Government of Cabo Verde banned flights to Italy at the end of February, leading the company to suspend flights to Rome and Milan. The Government decided, as of 18th March, to ban all air connections with Portugal and all European countries with Covid-19 cases, as well as for the United States of America, Brazil, Senegal, and Nigeria.
Recently, Cabo Verde Airlines had already suspended flights to Washington, D. C. (USA), Porto Alegre (Brazil) and Lagos (Nigeria), now canceling the routes to Boston (USA), Lisbon (Portugal), Paris (France), Dakar (Senegal), Fortaleza and Recife (Brazil).
Cabo Verde Airlines is registering a high number of requests for information from its customers and ensures that it is doing everything to respond to all passengers. Cabo Verde Airlines regrets the inconvenience caused to all its passengers and wishes to assure all passengers and staff that the safety and security of all stakeholders will remain the main concern of the company.
The company continues to talk with the major shareholders and local authorities in order to assess if any special flights, humanitarian, repatriation or cargo, need to be maintained in order to ensure that the archipelago does not become isolated and that necessary goods, such as medicine can be supplied.
March 17, 2020, as of 3:00pm
Suspension of all Flight Operations due to COVID-19
ALL CEBU PACIFIC AND CEBGO FLIGHTS ARE CANCELLED from March 19 until April 14, 2020, due to government regulations on COVID-19.
The Philippine government recently implemented Enhanced Community Quarantine over Luzon, and similar directives across various provinces in the country. We are ensuring the safety of our passengers and operations teams, in support of stricter quarantine measures, land travel restrictions and regulations in place.
The last day of operations prior to our temporary suspension of flights will be on March 18, 2020 wherein Cebu Pacific will operate the following flights:
- Manila-Tokyo (Narita)-Manila
- Manila-Ho Chi Minh-Manila
- Manila-Bali (Denpasar)-Manila
Please check the flight status through http://bit.ly/CEBflight-status
Location: Minneapolis, MN USA
Panama City, Panama, March 20, 2020
Copa Airlines would like to inform our customers that yesterday the Government of Panama banned all international flights, beginning on Sunday, March 22 at 11:59 p.m. through April 21, 2020, for the purpose of protecting the health of Panamanians, due to the coronavirus outbreak in the country and region.
As a result, Copa Airlines’ Hub of the Americas®, the leading connecting hub in Latin America, serving 80 destinations in 33 countries, will temporarily suspend its operations, as the airline has been forced to cancel all flights during that period.
“At Copa Airlines we understand and support the decision made by the Panamanian government. For us nothing is more important that the health and well-being of Panama, the countries we serve, our passengers, our employees and all of the people who travel through or work at the Hub of the Americas,” said Pedro Heilbron, CEO, Copa Airlines. “I am sure that together we will overcome the difficult situation we are facing today. We will work like never before to recover and reconnect the cities that welcomed us, transporting our loyal customers throughout North America, South America, Central America and the Caribbean.”
Once this period is over, Copa Airlines plans to resume operations on April 22, 2020. We are committed to fulfilling the company’s purpose of uniting people and families; strengthening and promoting tourism in the region; and supporting the development of professionals, businesses and communities.
Thinking about the peace of mind of our passengers, Copa Airlines will notify those affected by these measures, reminding them that we have made our ticketing policies more flexible, allowing passengers to modify itineraries, free of charge, on tickets purchased before March 31, 2020 for travel through June 15, 2020. Any unused ticket will retain the value of the fare paid and may be used to schedule your new trip, with a travel date through December 31, 2021. Additionally, passengers who have already started their trip and were surprised by this situation, can make unlimited changes to their reservation through March 31, 2020, without additional charges, regardless of the date, fare or destination.
Temporary suspension of flights from/to Prague between 16 March and 11 April 2020
Czech Airlines temporarily suspends the operation of its flights from/to Prague for the period between 16 March and 11 April 2020 as a result of the declared state of emergency by the Government of the Czech Republic and a related ban on entry to the Czech Republic for all foreigners and a ban on travelling abroad for all Czech citizens.
Clients with tickets for the cancelled flights can change their departure date, i.e. rebook to a later date, via the MY BOOKINGS application on our website, by contacting their ticketing agent or by calling our customer helpline at: + 420-284-000-601.
Due to the naturally increased number of requests to change bookings, it may take longer to process your request. We apologise for the inconvenience caused and thank you for your understanding!
Emirates will temporarily suspend most passenger operations by 25 March.
Having received requests from governments and customers to support the repatriation of travellers, Emirates will continue to operate flights to the following countries until further notice, as long as borders remain open, and there is demand: the UK, Switzerland, Hong Kong, Thailand, South Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Japan, Singapore, Australia, South Africa, USA, and Canada. We aim to provide affected customers with updated information as early as possible.
Location: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
All Etihad Airways flights to be suspended
The UAE’s National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority, and the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), have brought forward their directive to suspend all inbound, outbound, and transit passenger flights in the UAE to today. This decision has been made to limit the spread of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus and to protect citizens, residents, and international travellers.
As a result, Etihad Airways will suspend all departures from Abu Dhabi International Airport immediately for an initial 14 days, subject to further directives by the relevant authorities. All Etihad Airways aircraft currently outside the UAE today, Tuesday 24 March, will continue to operate to Abu Dhabi as planned, with the final arrival on 25 March, carrying passengers permitted to enter the UAE under current government imposed restrictions.
We deeply regret any inconvenience and disruption this will cause our customers during this challenging period. Our teams will continue to make every effort to assist its customers and to advise them of their options.
All guests affected by the temporary flight suspension are advised to visit etihad.com/travelalerts to understand their rebooking options.
Etihad Airways continues to follow UAE and international government and regulatory authority directives and is applying a contingency plan to assist affected customers. The airline will announce the resumption of services through its usual channels once restrictions are lifted.
Location: Nadi, Fiji
All flights suspended as of March 24, only operating repatriation flights as needed.
Important information: FLYONE suspends all commercial flights between March 17 and 31
March 16, 2020
CHISINAU, 16 March 2020: Q n under Directive No. Operational Civil Aviation Authority. 03 – 15/03/2020 regarding the establishment of air traffic restrictions in the context of the pandemic with the new Coronavirus, as well as under the Decision of the National Extraordinary Public Health Commission no. 9 of 15.03.2020 ( see the directive here ) , the FLYONE airline informs that all flights will be suspended between March 17, 2020 and March 31, 2020 .
For this reason, FLYONE offers alternatives for the affected bookings during the period March 17-31:
- the possibility to change the ticket for an alternative flight for the same destination free of charge until 31 December 2020, within the limits of available seats;
- the possibility to change the ticket for another destination free of charge until 31 December 2020, within the limits of available seats;
- offering a voucher equal to the initial ticket price plus 20% from the initial value;
- refund according to the tariff rules.
These measures are implemented to prevent the spread of Coronavirus, as the safety and well-being of passengers and crew on board is a priority, when the spread of COVID-19 infection is so acute.
Passengers, who have purchased the travel ticket from a travel agency, are asked to contact the agency directly (to choose one of the proposed alternatives).
All passengers affected by the cancellation of the race during this period were informed by email. If you have found out that your flight has been canceled but you have not been informed by email regarding your flight cancellation, please contact FLYONE Customer Support via an email sent through the contact form from the Contact Us section on the official website www.flyone.eu.
Hop! Air France Regional
Suspended service as of March 17, 2020.
Location: Leeds, United Kingdom
As a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) is advising against all non-essential worldwide travel for a period of 30 days. We’ve therefore suspended our flights and holidays departing from the UK until 30 April 2020. We plan to recommence from 1 May 2020, a decision we’ll keep under constant review.
In response to the evolving COVID-19 situation and related government travel restrictions beyond our control, we are temporarily suspending all international flights between 26 March and 31 May 2020.
We are also reviewing flights in the lead up to 26 March and some routes will be suspended before that date. If your flight is affected we’ll contact you directly.
LA COMPAGNIE SUSPENDS OPERATIONS FROM MARCH 19 TO APRIL 12 AND DELAYS THE LAUNCH OF THE NICE ROUTE TO JUNE 1, 2020
The airline plans to resume daily service on its New York-Paris route from April 13, 2020 March 12, 2020
(New York, NY) – In light of President Trump’s recent restrictions on travel between Europe and the U.S., effective March 13 at midnight for a period of 30 days, the all-business class, French boutique airline La Compagnie is forced to reassess its flight schedule for the upcoming months.
As such, La Compagnie will continue to operate its normal schedule of flights through March 18th to ensure French and American passengers who are currently traveling are able to return to their destination of origin. However, only American citizens and permanent legal residents and their families will be able/permitted to travel from Paris Orly between March 14 and March 18 2020.
Due to the decrease in activity and demand and to ensure La Compagnie does not operate flights that are primarily empty, the airline has taken measures to suspend the entirety of its scheduled flights from March 18 to April 12, 2020. Once the travel restrictions from Europe to the U.S. are lifted—currently scheduled for April 15, 2020—La Compagnie will resume with one daily flight between Paris and New York.
Furthermore, the launch of the seasonal New York-Nice service is being pushed to June 1 st , 2020. All passengers scheduled to travel on flights that have been cancelled will be individually contacted in the coming days and will be offered alternative flights and options to postpone or cancel their travel arrangements. In addition, La Compagnie will be extending passengers who have booked flights scheduled between now and May 31 the option to reschedule their travel plans at no cost or to issue vouchers that may be redeemed within the next year.
“The restrictions imposed by President Trump have forced us to take extraordinary measures to adapt our operations so we can best address the unexpected and significant decrease in revenue. The temporary cessation of our flight service will help weather this crisis so we can resume activity once the ban on European travel to the United States is lifted, and continue to the great momentum we’ve had since the arrival of the new A321neo aircraft,” expressed Christian Vernet, President of La Compagnie.
While La Compagnie plans to resume normal operations June 1, 2020, the airline will continue to monitor the outbreak and the impact it has on air travel as the airline’s top priority is to ensure safe flights for its passengers and employees.
Location: Vienna, Austria
In response to the COVID-19 virus, Lauda is forced to temporarily suspend all flight operations until April 30, 2020. More details at https://www.laudamotion.com/la/de/nutzliche-infos/COVID-19-Information.
Location: Warsaw, Poland
Following the decision of the government of Poland to suspend international air traffic, which has been caused by the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, all LOT connections, from both Poland and Hungary, will be suspended until March 28, 2020 inclusive.
Location: Manilla, Philippines
MANILA, 17 March – In compliance with the Philippine government’s directive imposing travel restrictions due to the current public health situation, AirAsia is cancelling all its domestic flights to/from the Ninoy Aquino International Airport until 14 April. Domestic flights to/from the Clark International Airport will be cancelled starting 20 March until 14 April.
International flights to/from both said airports will also be cancelled starting 20 March until 14 April.
Meantime, AirAsia’s domestic and international flights to/from its other hubs in the Philippines–Cebu and Kalibo–have similarly been cancelled, dates of which follow directives of respective local government units.
Guests may check on their flights via the “Flight Status” function, as well as available flights (listed below), on the airasia.com website and mobile app.
AirAsia’s special recovery services from Puerto Princesa to Clark will still push through as announced.
PAL Advisory #34
PHL Local Time: 17 March 2020
In compliance with the Philippine government’s Enhanced Community Quarantine measure over the Region of Luzon, including Metro Manila, ALL DOMESTIC FLIGHTS of Philippine Airlines are CANCELLED effective 17 March2020 until April 12, 2020.
Flights shall resume on 13 April 2020.
We continue to operate INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS up to 11:59PM March 19, 2020. We will announce in due course the status of our international flights from March 20 up to April 12, as we are presently coordinating with government authorities on the relevant implementing details.
PAL will comply with the travel restrictions set out in the quarantine rules.
The PAL Manila Airport Ticket Office at the NAIA Terminal 2 will remain open from 2:00 AM until 10:00 PM daily, 7 days a week. However, all other PAL Ticket Offices in Metro Manila will be closed to comply with the quarantine directives.
For travel and ticketing concerns, please call our Hotline at (63 2) 88558888.
We respectfully request you to consider deferring any requests for rebooking until after 12 April 2020, in view of the strict social distancing required by the quarantine measures; we expect a high volume of queries and transactions at the Ticket Office as well as the Hotline, and we ask you to bear with us as we deal with the challenge of handling an unprecedented number of cancelled flights over this quarantine period.
Please note that this is a developing situation, and the quarantine rules are subject to periodic review by the Philippine government’s Inter-Agency Task Force for COVID 19.
We seek your kind understanding and patience as we cope with this major challenge and make a collective sacrifice in the name of the national interest and public health.
Porter Airlines temporarily suspending flights to support COVID-19 relief efforts
Operations restarting June 1, allowing public health initiatives to take effect
TORONTO/March 18, 2020 – Porter Airlines is temporarily suspending all flights at the close of operations on Friday, March 20, with plans to resume service on June 1. This decision is being made in support of ongoing public health efforts to contain COVID-19.
Michael Deluce, Porter’s president and CEO stated: “COVID-19 is having an unprecedented effect on people around the world and Porter is determined to do our part to support the efforts of the Canadian, U.S. and global authorities in their responses. Restricting activities by people in all communities is what’s required to keep our team members and passengers healthy, and ultimately to end this fast-spreading pandemic. A temporary suspension of all flights allows the public health crisis to diminish and then time to restart our operations.
“Remaining flights through March 20, will allow customers to complete existing trips and return home, or make last-minute reservations to reach a destination.”
The existing waiver of change and cancellation fees means there is no cost to customers for modifying an existing itinerary.
Porter is also prepared to help recovery efforts by operating flights to support the movement of government officials, public health requirements and economic recovery efforts. Porter FBO at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport will remain open to support these needs, as well as Ontario’s provincial medevac service and other general aviation.
Reservations are currently being taken for Porter flights starting June 1. All flights booked in June will be fully changeable and refundable to give passengers maximum flexibility as travel resumes.
Passengers can cancel existing reservations online at www.flyporter.com. The volume of inquiries at our call centre has been consistently high this month. It is requested that only passengers with immediate travel needs through March 20, who cannot resolve their request online, use the call centre in order to alleviate wait times.
Michael Deluce added: “It is regrettable that this situation requires us to issue temporary layoffs across the business. We are doing everything possible to support our team during this period and intend to welcome back all of our team members as operations restart. Executive Chairman Robert Deluce and I will not receive any salary during this time, in alignment with the impact on our team members. All other management who remain during the temporary suspension will see salary reductions of up to 30 percent until flights resume.
“Porter’s team is exceptional. Our resilient culture has seen the company through difficult times in the past and it will allow us to do so again. We intend to come back stronger than ever and ready to meet the needs of customers.”
Location: Sydney, Australia
All Qantas and Jetstar international flights from Australia will be suspended from the end of March until at least 31 May 2020. Some additional services may be considered to assist with repatriation. More than 150 aircraft will be grounded during this time, including all of Qantas’ A380s, 747s and B787s.
As the national carrier, we will be looking to maintain essential domestic, regional and freight connections as much possible. However, we’ll be suspending around 60 per cent of our domestic flying until the end of May 2020.
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
SA Express announces that it will suspend operations from 18 March 2020 until further notice.
17 March 2020, Johannesburg. In light of adverse recent developments including the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, SA Express announces that it will suspend operations from 18 March 2020 until further notice.
This decision will impact both SA Express customers and staff in the following manner:
- All customers will be accommodated on alternative flights
- All non-critical SA Express staff will be placed on compulsory leave during this time
The airline will utilise this period to review its current network and streamline operations for improved efficiency.
SA Express will provide communication on any additional developments in due course.
Location: Toronto, ON Canada
Sunwing is suspending all southbound flights between March 17th and April 9th.
Location: Quito, Ecuador
Suspended service effective March 17, 2020
Location: Paris, France
From March 21, all Transavia flights from or to France are canceled until April 19.
Cancellation of all flights March 23 to April 15.
Trans State Airlines
Location: St. Louis, MO USA
A United Express carrier
Ceased operations in April 2020.
Location: Luton, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
Due to the ongoing situation regarding COVID-19, the Foreign Commonwealth Office have advised against all but essential travel. We will therefore no longer be offering TUI holidays departing between 17 March and 16 April 2020.
We will proactively contact all customers due to travel up to and including 16 April 2020 to offer a range of flexible options, including moving their holiday to a later date.
For customers currently in, Cyprus, Dominican Republic, Morocco, Tunisia, Mauritius and Spain, due to local restrictions you will be returning home earlier than planned, and we will proactively contact you with details of your new airport transfer and flight times.
All customers overseas are being looked after by our resort and customer service teams, with customers in many of our destinations able to return home on their original scheduled return flight.
The health and safety of our customers and crew remains of primary importance and we look forward to taking people on holiday again.
We would like to give those due to travel after the 16 April the additional freedom and peace of mind when it comes to travelling in the future, which is why from today we will be offering our travel promise. From 17 March 2020 if you have an existing TUI, Marella Cruises, First Choice or TUI River Cruise package holiday booking travelling on or before 30 June 2020 you can amend for free to any holiday on sale. You can do this up to seven days before your original departure date. Please refer to booking terms and conditions for more information.
This policy is in place until 31 May 2020. Therefore, customers travelling from 8 June-20 June 2020 should make any amends before 30 May 2020.
UPDATED 16-03-2020, 15:15 LT
Based on the decision of the Government of Ukraine to temporarily ban foreigners from entering Ukraine so that to counter the spread of Covid-19 in Ukraine, Ukraine International suspends all international scheduled flights from 00:00 am on March 17 through March 31, 2020, that is, by the end of winter.
Uzbekistan airways suspends all international flights
16 March 2020
The Government of the Republic of Uzbekistan has reported about the first in the country case of the disease caused by coronavirus COVID-19. In this regard, we inform you that from March 16, 2020 all flights on international routes and to CIS countries are canceled.
Suspension of international flights is planned until April 15, 2020.
The suspension of flights to the Russian Federation is planned until April 30, 2020.
We hope for your understanding!
Location: Aden, Yemen
Aden, 17 March 2020
Yemeni Airlines announces the suspension of its flights, starting at twelve o’clock in the middle of our night today, Tuesday, March 17, 2020, for a period of two weeks, according to government directives.
Therefore, Yemeni Airlines apologizes to its esteemed passengers for stopping its flights as a result of the global emergency and government directives as part of the precautionary measures to combat the Corona virus.
And accordingly, we announce to our esteemed passengers who hold the issued tickets our commitment to them as follows: – Our commitment to book the ticket holders at the earliest opportunity when the operation resumes – Extending the validity of the tickets for expiry for the duration of the arrest. Exemption from tickets for all fines resulting from this arrest