Comprehensive list of Airlines Halting Flights Due to COVID19 Outbreak

Flights Due to Corona virus 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.

Based In Airline IATA code Website Update Twitter News Update Suspension Dates
Kenya Kenya Airways KQ Official Website Covid-19 Update Twitter Handle Suspends all international flights March 25 until further notice
South Africa South African Airways SA Official Website NA Twitter Handle SF airlines opens international Freight Routes Until 30 May
Ethiopia Ethiopian Airlines ET Official Website NA Twitter Handle Breaking news on Corona by Ethiopian Airlines Until further notice
Rwanda Rwanda Air Limited WB Official Website NA Twitter Handle Stopped all passenger flights till April 20 Till 20 April
Morocco Royal Air Marco AT Official Website NA Twitter Handle Suspended domestic flights until further notice Until further notice
Tanzania Air Tanzania TC Official Website NA Twitter Handle Suspends all international flights March 25 until further notice
Namibia Air Namibia SW Official Website NA Twitter Handle Air Namibia suspends all flights until 20 April Until 20 April
Mauritius Air Mauritius MK Official Website NA Twitter Handle NA NA
Egypt EgyptAir MS Official Website NA Twitter Handle NA Until 31 March
Uganda Uganda Airlines UR Official Website NA Twitter Handle Temporary suspension of schedule operations March 23 until further notice
Seychelles Air Seychelles Limited HM Official Website Covid-19 Update Twitter Handle Cancels almost 40 percent of flights due to coronavirus March 26 to April 30

Middle East

Israel El Al Israel Airlines LY Official Website Covid-19 Update Twitter Handle NA Until 2 May
United Arab Emirates Emirates EK Official Website Covid-19 Update Twitter Handle Temporarily suspended all passenger services March 25 until further notice
United Arab Emirates Etihad Airways EY Official Website Covid-19 Update Twitter Handle Suspended all flights for an initial period of 14 days March 24 until further notice
Bahrain Gulf Air GF Official Website Covid-19 Update Twitter Handle NA Until further notice
Turkey Pegasus Airlines PC Official Website Covid-19 Update Twitter Handle NA March 28 to April 30
Qatar Qatar Airways QR Official Website Covid-19 Update Twitter Handle NA NA
Jordan Royal Jordanian RJ Official Website Covid-19 Update Twitter Handle All Flight suspended from March 16-March 31 2020 March 16 to March 31
Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabian Airlines SV Official Website Covid-19 Update Twitter Handle Rusns all its airports for cargo receptions air cargo March 15 to March 30
Turkey Turkish Airlines TK Official Website Covid-19 Update Twitter Handle NA Until 17 April

Oceania

New Zealand Air New Zealand Limited NZ Official Website Covid-19 Update Twitter Handle Scales back to just 12 international routes NA
Australia Qantas Airways Ltd. QF Official Website Covid-19 Update Twitter Handle NA NA
Australia Virgin Australia VA Official Website Covid-19 Update Twitter Handle NA Till end of May

South America

Argentina Aerolineas Argentina AR Official Website Covid-19 Update NA NA Until further notice
Chila LATAM Airlines LA Official Website Covid-19 Update Twitter Handle NA April 1 to May 30

North America

Canada Air Canada AC Official Website Covid-19 Update Twitter Handle NA NA
United States of America American Airlines AA Official Website Covid-19 Update Twitter Handle NA NA
United States of America Delta Airlines DL Official Website Covid-19 Update Twitter Handle Changes to our flying schedule NA
United States of America United Airlines UA Official Website Covid-19 Update Twitter Handle NA Till 30 May

Europe

Ireland Aer Lingus Limited EI Official Website NA Twitter Handle Suspends all international flights until further notice March 28 until further notice
Greece Aegean Airlines A3 Official Website Covid-19 Update Twitter Handle NA Until further notice
France Air France AF Official Website Covid-19 Update Twitter Handle Temporarily lays off 80% of staff NA
Austria Austrian Airlines OS Official Website Covid-19 Update Twitter Handle NA March 19 to March 28
United Kingdom British Airways BA Official Website Covid-19 Update Twitter Handle NA NA
Belgium Brussels Airlines SN Official Website Covid-19 Update Twitter Handle NA March 21 to April 19
Finland Finnair AY Official Website Covid-19 Update Twitter Handle NA NA
Spain Iberia Líneas Aéreas de España S.A. Operadora IB Official Website Covid-19 Update Twitter Handle NA NA
Netherlands KLM KL Official Website Covid-19 Update Twitter Handle 90% of planned flights have been cancelled March 29 to May 3
Poland LOT Polish Airlines LO Official Website Covid-19 Update Twitter Handle NA Until 11 April
Germany Deutsche Lufthansa AG LH Official Website Covid-19 Update Twitter Handle Cuts 95% of Flights in Survival Mode NA
Norway Norwegian Air Shuttle DY Official Website Covid-19 Update Twitter Handle Norwegian Cancels 3,000 Flights Over Next Three Months March to June 2020
Ireland RyanAir Ltd. FR Official Website Covid-19 Update Twitter Handle Says no more flights until June 30, 2020 Until 30 June
Sweden Scandinavian Airlines System SK Official Website Covid-19 Update Twitter Handle Suspends Most Operations & Temporarily Lay Off 90% of its staff NA
Switzerland SWISS LX Official Website Covid-19 Update Twitter Handle Swiss to offer up passenger aircraft for cargo flights NA
Portugal TAP Air Portugal TP Official Website Covid-19 Update Twitter Handle Operates Just 25 International Flights Per Week NA
Ukraine Ukrainian Airlines PS Official Website Covid-19 Update Twitter Handle Schedule last-call flights for foreigners to go home Until 3 April
United Kingdom Virgin Atlantic Airways Limited VS Official Website Covid-19 Update Twitter Handle Staff to take eight weeks of unpaid leave Until March 2020
Hungary Wizz Air Hungary Ltd. W6 Official Website Covid-19 Update Twitter Handle Wizz Air Operates at 15% of Capacity Until 1 May

Asia

Russia PJSC Aeroflot SU Official Website NA Twitter Handle Suspend all international flights from March 27 NA
Republic of Korea Air Busan BX Official Website Covid-19 Update NA NA March 29 to April 26
India Air India AI Official Website NA Twitter Handle Suspended all International and domestic flights March 31 to April 14
Republic of Korea Air Seoul RS Official Website Covid-19 Update NA NA NA
Malaysia AirAsia AK Official Website Covid-19 Update Twitter Handle Operates limited number of flights until March 31 Until March 31
Japan Air Nippon Airways NH Official Website NA Twitter Handle Reduces Int’l Flights by 60 Pct NA
Republic of Korea AsianaAirlines OZ Official Website Covid-19 Update Twitter Handle Runs at halved staffing, use idled planes to deliver cargo NA
Vietnam Bamboo Airways QH Official Website Covid-19 Update Twitter Handle NA Until April 30
Hong Kong, China Cathay Pacific CX Official Website Covid-19 Update Twitter Handle Reduces passenger flights to near zero NA
Philippines Cebu Pacific 5J Official Website Covid-19 Update Twitter Handle NA Until 14 April
People’s Republic of China China Central Airlines I9 Official Website NA Twitter Handle NA NA
NA EasterJet ZE Official Website NA NA Easter Jet Acquired by Jeju Air NA
Kong Kong, China HK Express Airways UO Official Website Covid-19 Update NA NA NA
Hong Kong, China Hong Kong Airlines HX Official Website Covid-19 Update Twitter Handle NA March 28 until further notice
India Go Indigo 6E Official Website Covid-19 Update Twitter Handle NA Until 14 April
Japan Japan Airlines JL Official Website Covid-19 Update Twitter Handle Slashes international flights by 64% NA
Republic of Korea Jeju Air 7C Official Website Covid-19 Update Twitter Handle NA NA
Japan Jester Japan GK Official Website Covid-19 Update NA Airline temporarily suspend all services(23 March-15 April) March 23 to April 15
Vietnam Jetstar Pacific Airlines BL Official Website NA Twitter Handle NA NA
Republic of Korea Korean Airlines KE Official Website Covid-19 Update Twitter Handle Fly To Only 21 Intl. Destinations NA
Taiwan Mandarin Airlines AE Official Website Covid-19 Update Twitter Handle NA March 24 to April 7
Myanmar Myanmar Airways Intl. 8M Official Website Covid-19 Update Twitter Handle NA March 24 to April 30
Pakistan PIA Airlines PK Official Website NA Twitter Handle NA Till 14 April
Japan Peach Aviation Ltd. MM Official Website Covid-19 Update Twitter Handle NA March 2020 to April 2020
Philippines Philippines Airlines PR Official Website Covid-19 Update Twitter Handle NA March 26 to April 14
Singapore Scoot TR Official Website Covid-19 Update Twitter Handle Suspends most of its flights NA
Singapore SilkAir MI Official Website NA Twitter Handle NA NA
Singapore Singapore Airlines Ltd. SQ Official Website Covid-19 Update NA NA NA
Vietnam Vietnam Airlines VN Official Website Covid-19 Update Twitter Handle Suspends all international flights until April 30 Until April 30
Vietnam Vietjet Air VJ Official Website NA Twitter Handle Suspend flights as coronavirus concerns escalate 30 April
Republic of Korea T’way Air Co. Ltd. TW Official Website NA Twitter Handle NA NA
Turkmenistan Turkmenistan Airlines T5 Official Website NA Twitter Handle NA NA
Thailand Thai Lion Air SL Official Website Covid-19 Update Twitter Handle Thai Lion Air suspending operations March 25 to April 30
Thailand Thai Airways TG Official Website Covid-19 Update Twitter Handle Thai Airways grounds flights to 38 cities April 1 until further notice
Sri Lanka SriLankan Airlines Ltd. UL Official Website Covid-19 Update Twitter Handle NA NA

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