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Re: Airlines suspending or readjusting China routes due to Coronavirus

Post by sn26567 » 14 Feb 2020, 19:10

Finnair will cancel its flights to Beijing Capital Airport and to Shanghai during most of March 2020 due to the coronavirus.

https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/finn ... arch-2020/

Finnair will hold talks to reduce staff by 700 because of the situation with a coronavirus.

Lufthansa Group continues to suspend all flights to mainland China until the end of the winter timetable

https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/luft ... timetable/

SAS has decided to prolong the period for suspending its flights, to and from Shanghai and Beijing, until 29 March 2020 due to the coronavirus.
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Re: Airlines suspending or readjusting China routes due to Coronavirus

Post by globetrotter » 17 Feb 2020, 23:06

Italy has banned airlines from Hong Kong and Taiwan as well, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines and EVA Air.

El Al suspends Hong Kong but Cathay Pacific are still operating to Tel Aviv for now atleast.

PIA did not operate flights to China and Japan the previous week.

Air China suspended Sri Lanka and China Southern suspended India amongst some other mostly far east Asian destinations

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Re: Airlines suspending or readjusting China routes due to Coronavirus

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08 Feb 2020, 19:46

Air China has been allowed to resume Italy, they operated a flight to Rome today.
Was just an evacuation flight, Italy denied resumption of services despite China and Taiwan asking them to do so.

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Re: Airlines suspending or readjusting China routes due to Coronavirus

Post by TLspotting » 19 Feb 2020, 08:46

Cathay Pacific expects a significant drop in its 1H results due to the coronavirus, causing it to cut capacity.
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Re: Airlines suspending or readjusting China routes due to Coronavirus

Post by sn26567 » 19 Feb 2020, 23:29

China is considering measures such as direct cash infusions and mergers to bail out an airline industry crippled by the coronavirus outbreak.

A first example could be with Hainan Airlines: https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/hain ... -business/
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Re: Airlines suspending or readjusting China routes due to Coronavirus

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Turkish Airlines has cancelled its flights to four Iranian cities and decreased the frequency of flights to Tehran until 27 February 2020 due to the coronavirus.
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Re: Impact of the coronavirus on aviation

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Alitalia flight FCO - MRU held due to Coronavirus propagation in Italy, 40 passengers had to turn back to Europe because they come from the most impacted regions of the country.

200 non-Israelis from a plane which arrived from South Korea refused entry into Israel

https://www.aviation24.be/airports/tel- ... to-israel/

Challenging first half of 2020 for Cathay Pacific; capacity cuts (also to Brussels) as demand weakens

https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/cath ... d-weakens/

United Arab Emirates forbid travelling to Iran and Thailand.

Najaf International Airport halted all flights.

Air New Zealand stops Auckland - Seoul from 8 March until end June due to falling demand.
Financial worries at Hong Kong Airlines...
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Re: Impact of the coronavirus on aviation

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Kuwait will deny entry to any passenger who was recently in Italy, South Korea, Thailand, Iran, or Iraq — significant travel ban. (Source: Alex Macheras)
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Re: Impact of the coronavirus on aviation

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sn26567 wrote:
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Kuwait will deny entry to any passenger who was recently in Italy, South Korea, Thailand, Iran, or Iraq — significant travel ban. (Source: Alex Macheras)
International zone included ?
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Re: Impact of the coronavirus on aviation

Post by Passenger » 25 Feb 2020, 12:46

110 Belgian tourists (TUI) are blocked/locked in this hotel, because one of the recent guests there has tested positive for the C-thing:
https://www.tui.be/nl/hotel/spanje/cost ... alace-2824

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Re: Impact of the coronavirus on aviation

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Passenger wrote:
25 Feb 2020, 12:46
110 Belgian tourists (TUI) are blocked/locked in this hotel, because one of the recent guests there has tested positive for the C-thing:
https://www.tui.be/nl/hotel/spanje/cost ... alace-2824
https://www.aviation24.be/miscellaneous ... uarantine/
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Re: Impact of the coronavirus on aviation

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sn26567 wrote:
25 Feb 2020, 14:25
Passenger wrote:
25 Feb 2020, 12:46
110 Belgian tourists (TUI) are blocked/locked in this hotel, because one of the recent guests there has tested positive for the C-thing:
https://www.tui.be/nl/hotel/spanje/cost ... alace-2824
https://www.aviation24.be/miscellaneous ... uarantine/
The Belgian social security authority (RVA/ONEM) has accepted the Coronavirus as reason for temporary unemployment. Example: for the above tourists.

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Re: Impact of the coronavirus on aviation

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Turkish Airlines has cancelled its flights to four Iranian cities and decreased the frequency of flights to Tehran until 27 February 2020 due to the coronavirus.
One of the few remaining flights, Turkish Airlines #TK879 (A330-300 reg. TC-LOE) from Tehran to Istanbul diverted to Ankara on suspicion of coronavirus.

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Re: Impact of the coronavirus on aviation

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The Singapore government will block inbound and transit passengers at Changi Airport that have been in the affected areas of Korea. The ban takes effect at the end of the day Wednesday night.
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Re: Impact of the coronavirus on aviation

Post by jan_olieslagers » 25 Feb 2020, 17:37

Why was the title of the thread modified? For the umpteenth time, "aviation" is much more than commercial air transport, and, as far as I can see, only commercial air transport is affected. Private aviation: no or little effect. There is very little of that in China, anyway. Military aviation: no effect at all. Business aviation: some reduction, perhaps, mainly due to the general stall of business. Only commercial air transport is really affected, and it is also the only aspect of aviation I see discussed in this thread.

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Re: Impact of the coronavirus on aviation

Post by TLspotting » 25 Feb 2020, 17:38

Flights to South Korea :

Mongolia halts all flights from the country, entry blocked until 2 March.
Bamboo Airways halts all flights to the country.
Thai Air Asia X halts all flights to the country in March.

Flights from Dubai to Bahrain :
Air link blocked for 2 days, to try to control Coronavirus spread.

Aegean Airlines removes rebooking fees until 20 March.

Air Seoul (Asiana) to stop all flights until 27 March.

Jordan suspends Italy - Amman routes.

Oman suspends flights from Iran.

A few flights suspended from Tunisia to Italy.

Tajikistan suspend flights from Iran.

UAE bans both cargo and PAX flights from Iran.

Bahrain bans citizens to go to Iran.

China Southern advices its passengers to wear a mask.
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Re: Impact of the coronavirus on aviation

Post by SR20 » 25 Feb 2020, 18:02

On the other hand Ethiopian keeps flying to China !
http://www.myjoyonline.com/business/202 ... tbreak.php

“China has a strong trade and investment relationship with Africa, and Ethiopian Airlines is the major carrier that links China with many African countries. If we stop flights to China, we break that relationship.”
:? :? :? business at its peak :cry: :cry: :cry:
https://www.irishtimes.com/news/world/a ... -1.4174269

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Re: Impact of the coronavirus on aviation

Post by Boavida » 25 Feb 2020, 19:43

If things get really out of hand: is a (temporary) closure of BRU possible ?

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Re: Impact of the coronavirus on aviation

Post by Passenger » 25 Feb 2020, 20:55

Boavida wrote:
25 Feb 2020, 19:43
If things get really out of hand: is a (temporary) closure of BRU possible ?
Maybe. Maybe not. Most probably not. But I would rather expect a question "is a closure of Italian airports possible?".

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Re: Impact of the coronavirus on aviation

Post by lumumba » 25 Feb 2020, 21:13

Anyway it seems obvious that we cannot stop this pandemic.
Hasta la victoria siempre.

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