Dozens test Covid positive on Skopje flight

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A total of 24 passengers have tested positive for the coronavirus Covid-19 on a Wizz Air flight from Skopje to Turku last Saturday. Passengers were voluntarily tested upon arrival at Turku Airport. There were 157 passengers on board the flight in question. Authorities said they have traced flights from Skopje and Bucharest as two main sources of recent new coronavirus infections in Finland. The Nordic country now plans to introduce a mandatory two-week quarantine for passengers arriving from at-risk countries. There is still no evidence the virus spread among passengers on board.

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  1. Anonymous10:46

    on a positive note: the LF with 87% is quiet astonishing :D

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  2. Anonymous10:50

    15.3% rate of corona infected passengers on board is far more astonishing, imo.

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  3. Anonymous11:55

    There in a nutshell is the reason the industry is dead until a vaccine is found.

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    1. Anonymous12:30

      Nobody said they got infected on board.
      Same risk as riding the public transport or not?

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    2. Anonymous12:31

      Because of them half the plane could get infected. This only happened 3 days ago

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  4. Anonymous12:23

    wow that is a great load factor, well done SKP!

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    1. Anonymous12:28

      I really don't think this is a cause for celebration. Now everyone entering Finland from Macedonia has to go into quarantine.

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    2. Anonymous18:34

      He may have been referring to the viral load factor...

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  5. Anonymous12:50

    According to ministry of health 90 pax were Kosovo passport holders... and then people claim how SKP does not depend on Kosovo market.

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    1. Anonymous13:03

      It does not depend on the Kosovo market.
      Of course Kosovars transiting through SKP (at least the ones without Covid) are a nice addition to the SKP numbers, but SKP was also thriving without them.

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    2. Anonymous13:06

      Dude, 50% of passngers on this flight are Kosovo passport holders and the high number of Finnish passport holders on this flight - 60 are probably all from Kosovo as well. Ask any Wizz crew in Skopje. More than half of passengers on all flights are from Kosovo.

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    3. Anonymous13:18

      Anyone who has flown from SKP knows that Albanians make a huge proportion of the passengers, but how could you say who lives in Kosovo, who lives in Macedonia and even who comes from Albania?

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    4. Anonymous13:27

      Actually According to the Minister of Health Venko Filipce, 95 of the pax were KS passports holders, 60 were FI, 2 MK passports and the rest were from AL, EE, SE,...

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  6. Anonymous13:30

    It is more than obvious that this route exists to serve Kosovo Albanian diaspora in Finland.
    I highly doubt a single Finn was in this flight.

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    1. Anonymous14:29

      Yeah right, Finns do not visit Macedonia, only Kosovo gastos.

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    2. Anonymous15:57

      Yeah right, it serves Finns from Turku visiting North Macedonia. I bet they were dying for a connection to SKP before Wizz came

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    3. Anonymous16:19

      How many Finnish tourists visited NMK in 2019? Maybe they are heading to OHD or Kumanovo.

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    4. Anonymous17:27

      more then you can imagine. If i look at a month like September and remove the number of finish tourists for the same month last year it looks that 30% of Wizz pax for that month were finnish tourists (October is looking even better) If you dont believe me numbers are online...

      and OHD had flights to Helsinki before u even knew Finnair even existed.

      but why do I even waste my time telling u this ...

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    5. Anonymous17:32

      Ohrid and Macedonia have long tradition of Finnish visitors. Just for your information as I see google is not your strength.

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    6. Anonymous17:40

      Finnair flew some year ago to Ohrid with E190 2pw.
      The past year Nordica (the last three years actually) with CRJ900 from Tallinn every saturday, which is considerable knowing the connections between Finns and Estonians.

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  7. Anonymous21:38

    todays flight to Turku had 143 pax and 6 no shows (149 total)

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  8. Anonymous07:51

    Corona can survive for a few hours on other surfaces meaning that many passengers got infected on the flight back!

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    1. Anonymous08:01

      And how many got infected at the terminal?

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