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Who’s Flying? 3/24: Very Few Airlines

Who’s Flying? 3/24: Very Few Airlines
Taylor Rains

As the coronavirus cripples the aviation industry, airlines are being forced to significantly cut capacity, while others are shutting down altogether. FlyerTalk has obtained a spreadsheet from aviation journalist Seth Miller that outlines the status of major airlines around the world, including who’s still flying and who is not. These are expected to change as borders close, but here is what has been gathered so far.

 

Update 3/24

Update 3/23

Update 3/20

 

AIRLINES STILL FLYING BY CAPACITY CUT

The following airlines have cut their operations by anywhere from 5% to 90%. Use the airline links to get more details on the status of each.

95-99%

  • Aerolineas Argentina: 99% in March
  • Ryanair: 99% beginning March 25, only operating a few flights operating to “maintain essential connectivity between the UK and Ireland”
  • SAS: 99% beginning March 16
  • Volotea: 99% (timeframe unknown)
  • Air Astana: 98% until April 15
  • Lufthansa Group: 98% from March 24 to April 19, skeleton repatriation services operating, 700 of 763 aircraft grounded
  • Emirates: 95% (timeframe unknown)
  • Singapore Airlines: 96% in March and April
  • SilkAir: 96% in April
  • Scoot: 96% (timeframe unknown) 47 of 49 aircraft grounded
  • Kenya Airways: 96% (timeframe unknown)
  • Air Mauritius: 96% in March
  • Cathay Pacific: 96% in April and May, including Cathay Dragon, but not HK Express
  • GOL: 96% until May 3, only 50 “essential” flights still operating
  • Avianca: 95% from March 23 to April 30
  • Lufthansa: 95% until April 19
  • Swiss: 95% until April 19
  • Fiji Airways: 95% until May 31, only a few flights to Samoa scheduled

90%

85-89%

  • Icelandair: 86% from March until May
  • Norwegian: 85% (timeframe unknown)
  • El Al: 85% (timeframe unknown), only operating flights to CDG, LHR, JFK, JNB, and YYZ
  • Korean Air: 85% until the end of March, 87% of international routes and 69% of domestic routes have been suspended
  • Turkish Airlines: 85% until April 1, all international flights cut except flights to JFK, IAD, HKG, ADD, and VKO
  • WizzAir: 85% (timeframe unknown)

80%

  • IAG (Owner of BA, Iberia, Vueling, and Aer Lingus): 80% in April and May
  • Aegean: 80% until April 30, A minimum service schedule to major EU destinations and all domestic destinations will be retained at this time.”
  • Jetstar Pacific (Vietnam): 80% (timeframe unknown), 100% of international routes suspended, only operating “significant” domestic flights
  • Qantas: 80% in March and May, 100% of international routes and 60% of domestic routes have been suspended
  • Virgin Atlantic: 80% until March 26

75%

  • Virgin Australia: 75% from March 30 to June 14,  100% of international routes and 50% of domestic routes have been suspended
  • WestJet: 75% from March 23 to April 22, 100% of international routes and 50% of domestic routes have been suspended
  • Qatar: 75% (timeframe unknown)

70%

  • Delta: 70% (timeframe unknown), 600 aircraft grounded
  • LATAM: 70% (timeframe unknown), 90% of international routes and 40% of domestic routes have been suspended
  • Jetstar Japan: 70% (timeframe unknown), 100% of international flights grounded

60-65%

  • Gulf Air: 65% in March
  • United: 65% in April, 95% of international routes and 42% of domestic routes have been suspended
  • Air Astana: 60% from March 18 to April 15, the airline’s low-cost carrier, FlyArystan, has also cut flights by 60% for the same time frame
  • Air New Zealand: 60% until June 3, 85% of international routes, 20% of domestic routes, and 80% of trans-Tasman routes have been suspended
  • Alitalia: 60% (timeframe unknown)
  • Saudia: 60% in March

50-59%

40%

  • Aeromexico: 40% from March 17 to April 30, 40% of European international routes have been suspended, while the percent of domestic is unknown
  • InterJet: 40% (timeframe unknown)

30-35%

  • Aeroflot: 35% in April and May
  • Allegiant: 35% in April and May
  • Japan Airlines: 30% by March 28, 55% of international routes between March 22 and March 28, and 81% of domestic routes have been suspended
  • Pegasus: 30% (timeframe unknown)

15-25%

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AIRLINES TEMPORARILY SUSPENDING OPERATIONS

The following airlines have suspended operations:

View Comments (13)

13 Comments

  1. BOB W

    BOB W

    March 17, 2020 at 8:40 pm

    Where are British Airways and Iberia?

  2. drvannostren

    March 17, 2020 at 11:55 pm

    Turkish curious by it’s absence…I haven’t really heard much from them recently.

  3. whenzuc

    March 18, 2020 at 4:27 am

    Can’t get clear info for Asiana airlines. Flight still scheduled for JFK-South Korea- Manila.. Makes no sense for a flight leaving in 3 weeks. All airline did was change first flight time by 12 hours. Waiting to cancel to get full amount.? Can I?

  4. meanddelcanotc

    March 18, 2020 at 6:15 am

    Also missing: Qatar, Aeroflot
    Nepal no longer issuing entry visas to tourists

  5. chaseUA

    March 18, 2020 at 6:49 am

    Turkish, Emirates, BA? You’re missing quite a few heavy hitters here…

  6. fsuj25

    March 18, 2020 at 11:24 am

    Today Copa Holdings announced an 80% capacity reduction for April. The article didn’t have many details but here’s the filing they did to the SEC about it
    https://cdn.corprensa.com/la-prensa/uploads/2020/03/17/Reporte%20de%20Copa%20a%20la%20Comision%20de%20Valores%20de%20Estados%20Unidos.pdf

  7. Dov Isaacs

    March 18, 2020 at 11:38 am

    And El Al?

  8. Meg Butler

    March 18, 2020 at 11:48 am

    added!

  9. Taylor Rains

    March 18, 2020 at 1:30 pm

    Dov Isaacs, I looked for percent cuts for El Al but they have not released that information. However, I did find that they reduced their daily flights to only 4 a day – “two to New York or New Jersey, one to Paris and one to London, plus one weekly flight each to Toronto and Johannesburg.”

    Based on this, I would assume the percent of flight cuts is high, but I do not have an exact number.

  10. ISTFlyer

    March 18, 2020 at 4:09 pm

    Turkish is not cutting flights; they are not operating to countries where the Turkish Government has advised not to travel to. That’s all. All other TK flights operate as scheduled.

  11. lloydah

    March 20, 2020 at 8:47 am

    Look under the 80% column. IAG is BA and Iberia

  12. nosecohn

    March 21, 2020 at 9:48 am

    Copa will suspended operations for 30 days starting tomorrow. No flights at all.

    https://www.copaair.com/en/web/pa/temporary-shutdown-operations

  13. mc4bbs

    mc4bbs

    March 23, 2020 at 5:11 pm

    What will happen if U.S. airlines all fail? Will there be a government-run airline like Air Canada used to be?

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