Several Spanish-bound airplanes turned back mid-air data from Flightradar24 reveals, with Madrid place to announce that a coronavirus lockdown.
It revealed at least seven airplanes controlled by British budget airline Jet2 turning when over France, with one becoming up to the Spanish-French border.
Jet2 said it chose to cancel the flights because Spanish governments moved to present tighter restrictions.
“We all know these regional measures will have a substantial effect on our clients’ vacations that’s the reason we’ve chosen this decision,” it said in a statement.
On its Twitter accounts, Jet2 stated the step was in reaction to the closing of stores, restaurants, and cancellation of actions in Spain.
Spain to announce a state of crisis now
Spain’s government is set to announce on Saturday that it’s placing tight restrictions on movement and shutting restaurants and other institutions in the state of 46 million individuals as part of a state of emergency to resist the sharp growth in coronavirus infections.
The Associated Press has access into this draft of this battery of steps which Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez will announce at a nationally televised address.
According to the draft of this government arrangement, individuals will simply be permitted to leave their houses to purchase food and medication, commute to work, visit medical centers and banks, or accept excursions linked to the care for the young and the older.