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 InAirlineIATA codeWebsiteUpdateTwitter News UpdateSuspension Dates
KenyaKenya AirwaysKQOfficial Website Covid-19 UpdateTwitter HandleSuspends all international flightsMarch 25 until further notice
South AfricaSouth African AirwaysSAOfficial Website NATwitter HandleSF airlines opens international Freight Routes Until 30 May
EthiopiaEthiopian AirlinesETOfficial Website NATwitter HandleBreaking news on Corona by Ethiopian AirlinesUntil further notice
Rwanda Rwanda Air LimitedWBOfficial Website NATwitter HandleStopped all passenger flights till April 20Till 20 April
Morocco Royal Air MarcoATOfficial Website NATwitter HandleSuspended domestic flights until further noticeUntil further notice
Tanzania Air TanzaniaTCOfficial Website NATwitter HandleSuspends all international flights March 25 until further notice
Namibia Air NamibiaSWOfficial Website NATwitter HandleAir Namibia suspends all flights until 20 AprilUntil 20 April
Mauritius Air MauritiusMKOfficial Website NATwitter HandleNANA
Egypt EgyptAirMSOfficial Website NATwitter HandleNAUntil 31 March
UgandaUganda AirlinesUROfficial Website NATwitter HandleTemporary suspension of schedule operationsMarch 23 until further notice
Seychelles Air Seychelles LimitedHMOfficial Website Covid-19 UpdateTwitter HandleCancels almost 40 percent of flights due to coronavirusMarch 26 to April 30

Middle East

Israel El Al Israel AirlinesLYOfficial Website Covid-19 UpdateTwitter HandleNAUntil 2 May
United Arab Emirates EmiratesEKOfficial Website Covid-19 UpdateTwitter HandleTemporarily suspended all passenger services March 25 until further notice
United Arab Emirates Etihad AirwaysEYOfficial Website Covid-19 UpdateTwitter HandleSuspended all flights for an initial period of 14 daysMarch 24 until further notice
Bahrain Gulf AirGFOfficial Website Covid-19 UpdateTwitter HandleNAUntil further notice
Turkey Pegasus AirlinesPCOfficial Website Covid-19 UpdateTwitter HandleNAMarch 28 to April 30
Qatar Qatar AirwaysQROfficial Website Covid-19 UpdateTwitter HandleNANA
Jordan Royal JordanianRJOfficial Website Covid-19 UpdateTwitter HandleAll Flight suspended from March 16-March 31 2020March 16 to March 31
Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabian AirlinesSVOfficial Website Covid-19 UpdateTwitter HandleRusns all its airports for cargo receptions air cargoMarch 15 to March 30
Turkey Turkish AirlinesTKOfficial Website Covid-19 UpdateTwitter HandleNAUntil 17 April


New Zealand Air New Zealand LimitedNZOfficial Website Covid-19 UpdateTwitter HandleScales back to just 12 international routesNA
Australia Qantas Airways Ltd.QFOfficial Website Covid-19 UpdateTwitter HandleNANA
Australia Virgin AustraliaVAOfficial Website Covid-19 UpdateTwitter HandleNATill end of May

South America

Argentina Aerolineas ArgentinaAROfficial Website Covid-19 UpdateNANAUntil further notice
Chila LATAM AirlinesLAOfficial Website Covid-19 UpdateTwitter HandleNAApril 1 to May 30

North America

Canada Air CanadaACOfficial Website Covid-19 UpdateTwitter HandleNANA
United States of America American AirlinesAAOfficial Website Covid-19 UpdateTwitter HandleNANA
United States of AmericaDelta AirlinesDLOfficial Website Covid-19 UpdateTwitter HandleChanges to our flying scheduleNA
United States of America United AirlinesUAOfficial Website Covid-19 UpdateTwitter HandleNATill 30 May


Ireland Aer Lingus LimitedEIOfficial Website NATwitter HandleSuspends all international flights until further noticeMarch 28 until further notice
Greece Aegean AirlinesA3Official Website Covid-19 UpdateTwitter HandleNAUntil further notice
France Air FranceAFOfficial Website Covid-19 UpdateTwitter HandleTemporarily lays off 80% of staffNA
Austria Austrian AirlinesOSOfficial Website Covid-19 UpdateTwitter HandleNAMarch 19 to March 28
United Kingdom British AirwaysBAOfficial Website Covid-19 UpdateTwitter HandleNANA
Belgium Brussels AirlinesSNOfficial Website Covid-19 UpdateTwitter HandleNAMarch 21 to April 19
Finland FinnairAYOfficial Website Covid-19 UpdateTwitter HandleNANA
Spain Iberia Líneas Aéreas de España S.A. OperadoraIBOfficial Website Covid-19 UpdateTwitter HandleNANA
Netherlands KLMKLOfficial Website Covid-19 UpdateTwitter Handle90% of planned flights have been cancelledMarch 29 to May 3
Poland LOT Polish AirlinesLOOfficial Website Covid-19 UpdateTwitter HandleNAUntil 11 April
Germany Deutsche Lufthansa AGLHOfficial Website Covid-19 UpdateTwitter HandleCuts 95% of Flights in Survival ModeNA
Norway Norwegian Air ShuttleDYOfficial Website Covid-19 UpdateTwitter HandleNorwegian Cancels 3,000 Flights Over Next Three MonthsMarch to June 2020
Ireland RyanAir Ltd.FROfficial Website Covid-19 UpdateTwitter Handle Says no more flights until June 30, 2020 Until 30 June
SwedenScandinavian Airlines SystemSKOfficial Website Covid-19 UpdateTwitter HandleSuspends Most Operations & Temporarily Lay Off 90% of its staffNA
Switzerland SWISSLXOfficial Website Covid-19 UpdateTwitter HandleSwiss to offer up passenger aircraft for cargo flightsNA
PortugalTAP Air PortugalTPOfficial Website Covid-19 UpdateTwitter HandleOperates Just 25 International Flights Per WeekNA
Ukraine Ukrainian AirlinesPSOfficial Website Covid-19 UpdateTwitter HandleSchedule last-call flights for foreigners to go homeUntil 3 April
United Kingdom Virgin Atlantic Airways LimitedVSOfficial Website Covid-19 UpdateTwitter HandleStaff to take eight weeks of unpaid leaveUntil March 2020
Hungary Wizz Air Hungary Ltd.W6Official Website Covid-19 UpdateTwitter HandleWizz Air Operates at 15% of CapacityUntil 1 May


Russia PJSC AeroflotSUOfficial Website NATwitter HandleSuspend all international flights from March 27NA
Republic of Korea Air BusanBXOfficial Website Covid-19 UpdateNANAMarch 29 to April 26
India Air IndiaAIOfficial Website NATwitter HandleSuspended all International and domestic flightsMarch 31 to April 14
Republic of Korea Air SeoulRSOfficial Website Covid-19 UpdateNANANA
Malaysia AirAsiaAKOfficial Website Covid-19 UpdateTwitter HandleOperates limited number of flights until March 31Until March 31
Japan Air Nippon AirwaysNHOfficial Website NATwitter HandleReduces Int’l Flights by 60 PctNA
Republic of Korea AsianaAirlinesOZOfficial Website Covid-19 UpdateTwitter HandleRuns at halved staffing, use idled planes to deliver cargoNA
Vietnam Bamboo AirwaysQHOfficial Website Covid-19 UpdateTwitter HandleNAUntil April 30
Hong Kong, China Cathay PacificCXOfficial Website Covid-19 UpdateTwitter HandleReduces passenger flights to near zero NA
Philippines Cebu Pacific5JOfficial Website Covid-19 UpdateTwitter HandleNAUntil 14 April
People’s Republic of China China Central AirlinesI9Official Website NATwitter HandleNANA
NA EasterJetZEOfficial Website NANAEaster Jet Acquired by Jeju AirNA
Kong Kong, China HK Express AirwaysUOOfficial Website Covid-19 UpdateNANANA
Hong Kong, China Hong Kong AirlinesHXOfficial Website Covid-19 UpdateTwitter HandleNAMarch 28 until further notice
India Go Indigo6EOfficial Website Covid-19 UpdateTwitter HandleNAUntil 14 April
JapanJapan AirlinesJLOfficial Website Covid-19 UpdateTwitter HandleSlashes international flights by 64%NA
Republic of Korea Jeju Air7COfficial Website Covid-19 UpdateTwitter HandleNANA
Japan Jester JapanGKOfficial Website Covid-19 UpdateNAAirline temporarily suspend all services(23 March-15 April)March 23 to April 15
VietnamJetstar Pacific AirlinesBLOfficial Website NATwitter HandleNANA
Republic of KoreaKorean AirlinesKEOfficial Website Covid-19 UpdateTwitter HandleFly To Only 21 Intl. DestinationsNA
Taiwan Mandarin AirlinesAEOfficial Website Covid-19 UpdateTwitter HandleNAMarch 24 to April 7
Myanmar Myanmar Airways Intl.8MOfficial Website Covid-19 UpdateTwitter HandleNAMarch 24 to April 30
Pakistan PIA AirlinesPKOfficial Website NATwitter HandleNATill 14 April
Japan Peach Aviation Ltd.MMOfficial Website Covid-19 UpdateTwitter HandleNAMarch 2020 to April 2020
PhilippinesPhilippines AirlinesPROfficial Website Covid-19 UpdateTwitter HandleNAMarch 26 to April 14
Singapore ScootTROfficial Website Covid-19 UpdateTwitter HandleSuspends most of its flightsNA
Singapore SilkAirMIOfficial Website NATwitter HandleNANA
SingaporeSingapore Airlines Ltd.SQOfficial Website Covid-19 UpdateNANANA
VietnamVietnam AirlinesVNOfficial Website Covid-19 UpdateTwitter HandleSuspends all international flights until April 30Until April 30
Vietnam Vietjet AirVJOfficial Website NATwitter HandleSuspend flights as coronavirus concerns escalate30 April
Republic of Korea T’way Air Co. Ltd.TWOfficial Website NATwitter HandleNANA
TurkmenistanTurkmenistan AirlinesT5Official Website NATwitter HandleNANA
Thailand Thai Lion AirSLOfficial Website Covid-19 UpdateTwitter HandleThai Lion Air suspending operationsMarch 25 to April 30
Thailand Thai AirwaysTGOfficial Website Covid-19 UpdateTwitter HandleThai Airways grounds flights to 38 citiesApril 1 until further notice
Sri Lanka SriLankan Airlines Ltd.ULOfficial Website Covid-19 UpdateTwitter HandleNANA

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