These Airlines Temporarily Cease Operations Because of the Coronavirus Pandemic

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Since the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the Novel-Coronavirus outbreak a global pandemic on March 11, 2020, several airlines and airports temporarily ceased operations. We have compiled every major airline and airport that currently suspended all of their operations:

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If you are affected by the following cancellation, you can find further information here:

AirAsia

AirAsia one of the world’s largest low cost carriers with a bevy of subsidiaries in Asian countries, announced its fleet will go “into hibernation”. The earliest to fly again will be AirAsia Philippines. You can find the full list at the link below.

Air Baltic

The Latvian carrier announced it will ground its entire fleet from March 17 through April 14.

Air Dolomiti

Lufthansa’s subsidiary, that primarily operates flights between Germany and Italy, has suspended passenger service until April 19, 2020.

Air India

The Indian government announced it will close Indian airspace for civil passenger aviation on March 24, 2020, at midnight. Consequently, all Indian airlines will have to suspend operations afterwards. At time of writing, no end date has been announced.

Air Malta

No flights for Air Malta from March 20, 2020. The grounding lasts “until further notice.”

Air Serbia

Air Serbia has grounded all flights effective March 19, 2020. The airline has not announced when it will commence operations.

Air Transat

Canada’s favorite leisure carrier will ground its fleet until April 30, 2020. Single flights to bring back stranded tourists will be upheld.

Austrian Airlines

Austrian Airlines is the first airline of the Lufthansa Group to suspend operations. Between Mach 18 and March 28, 2020 (now: April 19, 2020) all regular services will be suspended.

Avianca

The Colombian carrier has cancelled all passenger operations from March 23, 2020, onwards. The airline announced this suspension will last until the end of April.

BA Cityflyer

British Airways subsidiary, responsible for all flights to and from London-City airport, won’t take off between March 23 and April 4, 2020. With the cancellation of BA1 (LCY-JFK), that means no more BA traffic from this airport.

Brussels Airlines

Another Lufthansa Group member – Brussels Airlines – announced it will suspend operations. Planes will be grounded from March 21, 2020 until April 19, 2020.

Cebu Pacific

One of the larger players in the Asian Pacific aviation market will ground its entire fleet from March 19 until April 14, 2020.

Copa Airlines

Star Alliance’ workhorse in middle America grounds its fleet from March 23 through April 21, 2020.

CSA Czech Airlines

Czech Republic’s national carrier announced the following on their Facebook page: “Czech Airlines temporarily suspends the operation of its flights from/to Prague for the period between 16 March and 11 April 2020 as a result of the declared state of emergency by the Government of the Czech Republic and a related ban on entry to the Czech Republic for all foreigners and a ban on travelling abroad for all Czech citizens.”

EasyJet

The Europe wide operating low cost carrier stops all flights effective March 30, 2020. The airline hasn’t announced when it will resume operations.

El Al Israel Airlines

Israel’s premier airlines stops passenger services for a comparatively short time between March 27 and April 4, 2020.

Egyptair

Star Alliance’ presence in Northern Africa is required to suspend operations from March 19 to March 31, 2020 due to the governmental closure of all Egyptian airports.

Emirates

Due to a decision by the government of the United Arab Emirates, all passenger air service to the country has to be suspended for two weeks, starting on March 25, 2020. This regulation includes transit passengers. As a consequence, Emirates and Etihad Airways have to bring their passenger operations to a full stop.

Etihad Airways

Due to a decision by the government of the United Arab Emirates, all passenger air service to the country has to be suspended for two weeks, starting on March 25, 2020. This regulation includes transit passengers. As a consequence, Emirates and Etihad Airways have to bring their passenger operations to a full stop.

Kuwait Airways

Gulf carrier Kuwait Airways has temporarily ceased operations on March 13, 2020. The suspension in compliance with the Kuwaiti government will last “until further notice”.

Laudamotion

Ryanair’s shiny new toy completely suspends operations from March 19 through April 8, 2020 (now May 31, 2020).

LOT Polish Airlines

The government of Poland has decided to stop international air travel to and from the country from March 15 through March 28, 2020. As a result, LOT won’t operate any international flights during this time frame. You can find further information here.

Luxair

Luxembourg’s national carrier suspends operations from March 23 until April 30, 2020.

Philippine Airlines

The airline has already suspended domestic services on March 17, 2020 and will cancel all international flights starting March 19, 2020. These measures will last until April 19, 2020.

Pobeda

Russian ultra low cost carrier Pobeda grounds its fleet from April 1 through May 31, 2020.

Royal Air Maroc

Oneworld’s newest member suspends all flights after March 21, 2020, until further notice

Royal Jordanian

Following an announcement from the Jordanian government it will suspend international air travel to and from the country from March 17 through March 31, 2020, the airline shuts down operations during this time.

Ryanair

Until May 31, 2020, Ryanair will only upheld basic, essential operations between the UK and Ireland. All other passenger traffic has been halted.

South African Airways

Until April 16 the airline suspends its passenger services. Then they will restart some domestic routes. The plan is to commence international travel on May 31, 2020.

Transavia

The leisure carrier shuts down operations of its Dutch and French branch from March 23 through April 5, 2020.

Turkish Airlines

Another industry heavyweight is ground its fleet: Turkish Airlines won’t operate any domestic flights until May 1. International travel will be suspended until May 20, 2020. The airline follows the Turkish government’s guidelines to fight the Covid-19 pandemic.

Ukraine International Airlines

Following orders from the Ukrainian government, the airline will suspend all flights between March 17 and April 3, 2020. Exceptions are a few charter flights to bring back Ukrainian tourists.

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