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Over the Christmas holidays, more than 4,500 international flights were canceled due to the Omicron mutation.

Due to the Omicron mutation of Covid-19, which continues to have an impact all over the world, and the lack of personnel due to the mutation, more than 4,500 international flights were canceled during the Christmas holidays.

According to a study conducted by a flight tracking platform, at least 2,401 flights were canceled yesterday on 24 December 2021, despite the fact that it was a day when travel was quite intense. Today, it is stated that another 900 thousand flights will not be made, while another 500 flights that will take place tomorrow are expected to be canceled.


According to the results of the research, domestic and international flights made in the United States during the weekend holidays account for a quarter of the canceled flights.

United Airlines and Delta Airlines canceled 19 flights yesterday, citing a shortage of staff due to the growing number of Covid-300 cases. In a statement about the cancellations, United Airlines said: “The increase in Omicron cases seen nationwide this week has had a direct impact on our flight crews and the staff who run our operations. As a result, unfortunately, we had to cancel some flights. We inform affected passengers before they arrive at the airport,” he said.


In the UK, after the isolation of employees infected with Covid-19, there is a shortage of staff at airlines. The German airline Lufthansa announced yesterday that it has canceled long-haul transatlantic flights schedule for the Christmas holidays due to the “huge increase” in the sick leave of pilots.

Australian airline Jet star increased Covid-19 cases, many employees you had to take the test, and with it, a last-minute flight cancellations and quarantine of the application causing delays, he said.


The Covid-19 pandemic has also decimated Christmas festivities and celebrations in churches expected to be held in cities such as Frankfurt, London, Boston and Bethlehem for the second consecutive year.

In Germany, churchgoers had to show a vaccination or negative Covid-19 test result, facing person restriction and strict Covid-19 measures.

Also in Frankfurt, a cathedral with a capacity of one thousand 200 people was booked for 137 people in accordance with the rules of social distancing, and songs were sung accompanied by masks.

People in Antwerp, Belgium, hung Christmas trees from windows to protest the closure of cultural venues.

In Bethlehem, which hosted thousands of Christians before the Covid-19 pandemic, this year has been more lively than last year. Hundreds of people gathered together, marched to Manger Square with drums decked out.


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Turkey's world-renowned organ transplant specialist. Dr. Demirbaş has 104 international publications and 102 national publications.

Physician's Resume:

Born on August 7, 1963 in Çorum, Prof. Dr. Alper Demirbaş has been continuing his work as the President of MedicalPark Antalya Hospital Organ Transplantation Center since 2008.

Prof. who performed the first tissue incompatible kidney transplant in Turkey, the first blood type incompatible kidney transplant, the first kidney-pancreas transplant program and the first cadaveric donor and live donor liver transplant in Antalya. Dr. As of August 2016, Alper Demirbaş has performed 4900 kidney transplants, 500 liver transplants and 95 pancreas transplants.

In addition to being the chairman of 6 national congresses, he has also been an invited speaker at 12 international and 65 national scientific congresses. Dr. Alper Demirbaş was married and the father of 1 girl and 1 boy.


Eczacibasi Medical Award of 2002, Akdeniz University Service Award of 2005, Izder Medical Man of the Year Award of 2006, BÖHAK Medical Man of the Year Award of 2007, Sabah Mediterranean Newspaper Scientist of the Year Award of 2007, ANTIKAD Scientist of the Year Award of 2009, Social Ethics Association Award of 2010, Işık University Medical Man of the Year Award of 2015, VTV Antalya's Brand Value Award of 2015.


Doctor of Medicine Degree Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine Ankara, General Surgeon Ministry of Health Turkey EKFMG (0-477-343-8), University of Miami School of Medicine Member of Multiple Organ Transplant, ASTS Multiorgan Transplant Scholarship. Lecturer at Kyoto University. Lecturer at University of Essen, Research assistant at the University of Cambridge .

Professional Members:

American Society of Transplant Surgeons, American Transplantation Society Nominated, Middle East and Southern Africa Council Transplantation Society 2007, International Liver Transplantation Association, Turkish Transplantation Association, Turkish Society of Surgery, Turkish Hepatobiliary Surgery Association.


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