Air Traffic Down More Than 70% in China - Sam Chui

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Airlines around the world have responded to the coronavirus outbreak by suspending flights to and from China, severely disrupting travel by tourists and business executives in one of the world's busiest aviation markets.

Statistics from Flight Radar 24 shows that more than 70% of the flights are cancelled, from the top 25 Chinese airports. The air traffic, from the top 25 Chinese airports, has fallen from over 10,500 flights per day to just 2,951 in 2 week's time. This includes a mix of domestic and international flights.

Top 25 Chinese Airport traffic comparisons during Coronavirus outbreak

Data from Airsavvi shows the cancelation of domestic flights is way more dramatic than international ones.

Chinese Airport Traffic Down

The table below shows smaller Chinese airports have been particularly hit hard.

Top 25 Chinese Airport traffic comparisons during Coronavirus outbreak

Below is a list of airlines currently still flying to China with limited or reduced service.

  • Cathay Pacific
  • DragonAir
  • Singapore Airlines - operating 1 flight a day to PEK, 2 flights a day to PVG
  • EVA Air
  • China Airlines
  • ANA
  • Japan Airlines
  • Korean Air
  • Asiana Airlines
  • Thai Airways
  • Thai Air Asia
  • Thai Lion Air
  • Malaysia Airlines
  • Air Asia
  • Emirates - Beijing only
  • Etihad Airways - Beijing only
  • Mahan Air
  • Ethiopian Airlines - using smaller B787-8 to serve PEK, PVG and CAN
  • Aeroflot

Here's a roundup of some major airlines that have suspended their flights to mainland China:

North America

  • American Airlines - Suspended until March 27th
  • United Airlines - Suspended until March 28th
  • Delta - Suspended until April 30th
  • Air Canada - Suspended until February 29th

Asia and Oceania

  • Air Asia - Some flights suspended until February 29th
  • All Nippon - Some flights suspended until March 29th
  • Japan Airlines - Some flights suspended until March 28th
  • Korean Air - Some flights suspended until the end of March
  • Singapore Airlines and SilkAir - Some flights suspended until March 1st
  • Scoot - Suspended till March 28th
  • Qantas - Suspended until March 29th
  • Air New Zealand - Suspended until March 29th

Europe and the Middle East

  • Air France - Beijing and Shanghai flights suspended through March 15th; Wuhan flights resuming March 29th
  • British Airways - Suspended until February 29th
  • Virgin Atlantic - London-Shanghai flights suspended until March 28th
  • Lufthansa, Swiss and Austrian Airlines - Beijing and Shanghai flights suspended until February 29th; other routes until March 28th
  • Turkish Airlines - Suspended until the end of February
  • Qatar Airways - Suspended until further notice
  • Finnair - Beijing and Shanghai flights suspended until February 29th; other routes to March 29th
  • KLM - Beijing and Shanghai flights suspended through March 15th; other routes to March 28th
  • SAS - Beijing and Shanghai flights suspended
  • Iberia - Suspended until February 29th

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