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It gives you the feeling of commercial aviation has stopped beating by the rapid extension of the Covid-19: there are airlines that have stopped by his entire fleet in hopes of better times, and others have reduced their operations to the minimum expression. However, in a scene so strange and hard as the current, the air transport and airports have continued to demonstrate the need for its existence.

The flights repatriation have become on the way back home to spaniards who live abroad and for travellers to those who pandemic I was surprised the other side of the world. Thus, in addition to the recent commercial links from different places of America and Asia, the Foreign Ministry has stated that it has organized 27 special flights. One of the most recent has been a Delhi-Madrid operated by Privilege Style, a small company that rarely hits the headlines for the discretion of its president and owner, Chema Alvarez, loiterer to any prominence, although yesterday I commented to The Avant-Garde the pride that he feels for the delivery of their crews. “Do not hesitate to be to fly on flights to destinations more difficult. I am very proud of my people”, indicated yesterday with emotion. Today, Boeing have gone from transporting sports teams and groups of tourists for the world to become operator of flights back home from the most challenging situations.




Comparative air traffic between Europe and the united States

Flights in Europe on Sunday the 5th of April, at 18.30 h

Flights in Europe on Sunday the 5th of April, at 18.30 h
(FlightRadar24)




Flights in the united States on Sunday 5 April at 18.30 h

Flights in the united States on Sunday 5 April at 18.30 h
(FlightRadar24)




Another entrepreneur of the air that has not hesitated to put its aircraft in the service of the people has been Antonio Barranco, ceo of Hélity, an operator key to Ceuta, an autonomous city that has no airport, but if a heliport. As in the case of Melilla, there have been no operations of commercial air, although Hélity been placed at the disposal of the oncology patients in the helicopters that cover their regular lines. “With these you can fly to Algeciras to receive their treatments and return, although with the restrictions of passage through apparatus, we have to perform multiple flights a day, which we leverage to convey analysis and material health,” says Cliff, who is taking the bulk of the cost of the operation. “These patients can now go to the Peninsula by ferry, though the service is now so limited. For that we are us. Morally I feel more peaceful with my people doing this,” he confirms.



In these singular lands or island, even though there is a maritime transport, cash, aerial resources are key in the cohesion of the territory. In the case of the Canary islands, in addition have organized flights for the repatriation of the archipelago, from various points of Africa, the company Binter maintains the link between all the islands with flights guaranteed minimum: in addition to being used by a very limited number of travellers, are also proving to be basic to give service to health centers. In this last aspect, they are also active and fully operational, more than 30 helicopter ambulance distributed by all Spain, because the life and the emergencies of all kinds that will cater from the sky still beyond the Covid-19.


In Ceuta, a line of helicopters to help that cancer patients can receive their chemo in Algeciras

Aena is one of the other operators that have been dump with all operational exceptional these days: from their facilities have left thousands of flights repatriation to different points of Europe and America and now a good part of the operational the star in the cargo planes, on which there are no restrictions. These were before actors are discrete and have now become fundamental for the arrival of all kinds of material, sanitary, or first need, either in cargo aircraft pure, the military, or in devices of passengers, taking advantage of wineries and cabin passage for carrying all types of material.



In addition to the hundreds of scheduled flights, in the last two weeks we have added over 80 load of medical supplies authorized by the Spanish Agency for Air Safety to which it does not charge fees for its uniqueness and urgency. The air space has fluffy now to become a sky guard.


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