Comprehensive list of Airlines Halting Flights Due to COVID19 Outbreak
From the first cancellation on Jan. 23 through April 30. Data as of March 13, 2020, 5:00 PM GMT+5
Coronavirus has pushed the world into an unprecedented global health crisis as the cases have crossed 1 million and the number is expected to rise in the coming months. In response to these desperate times, the governments of different countries are taking drastic measures to do all that they can to curb the spread. Following the partial and complete lockdown of borders, many countries have either suspended or limited their domestic and international flight operations. Amid this travel crisis, the airline industry which is responsible for linking the world’s economies is probably suffering the most.
On one hand, where the passenger flights have been postponed, efforts are being made to continue the cargo operations to keep the supply chain moving. The freighter capacity has doubled since the US travel restrictions on Europe. The logistics markets of some countries are facing moderate to significant constraints while others including Turkey are working completely normal. Tradelines affected by the passenger flight and the freight cancellation are facing capacity reduction. On the trade lane level, the global freighter capacity is rising, yet it’s not enough to compensate for the loss of the belly capacity.
Analysts are of the opinion that it may take up months for people to return to normal life routine and the flight operations to resume like before. The detail regarding timing, route and destination alterations of various airlines’ flight operations is given below.