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Re: Airlines suspending or readjusting China routes due to Coronavirus

Post by rwandan-flyer » 02 Feb 2020, 10:02

TLspotting wrote:
01 Feb 2020, 23:52
9H-MIP destination is really confused, some say Paris CDG, a few others say Istres and the remaining ones Brussels...
Istres ;), confirmed by a local French Newspaper, which quotes the Journal du Dimanche:

https://www.laprovence.com/actu/en-dire ... vence.html

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Re: Airlines suspending or readjusting China routes due to Coronavirus

Post by Passenger » 02 Feb 2020, 10:28

rwandan-flyer wrote:
02 Feb 2020, 10:02
TLspotting wrote:
01 Feb 2020, 23:52
9H-MIP destination is really confused, some say Paris CDG, a few others say Istres and the remaining ones Brussels...
Istres ;), confirmed by a local French Newspaper, which quotes the Journal du Dimanche:

https://www.laprovence.com/actu/en-dire ... vence.html
No end destination on FR24 yet.
Live flight:
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/airc ... p#23ba6a30

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Re: Airlines suspending or readjusting China routes due to Coronavirus

Post by TLspotting » 02 Feb 2020, 11:08

Istres is an airbase, it would be weird for FR24 to point to there.
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Re: Airlines suspending or readjusting China routes due to Coronavirus

Post by Passenger » 02 Feb 2020, 11:14

TLspotting wrote:
02 Feb 2020, 11:08
Istres is an airbase, it would be weird for FR24 to point to there.
Brize Norton BZZ is a 100% air force base too (RAF), and FR24 showed this:
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flig ... /#23b5120c

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Re: Airlines suspending or readjusting China routes due to Coronavirus

Post by modeS » 02 Feb 2020, 11:19

LFMI/QIE is not in the FR24 database apparently, while EGVN/BZZ is. Maybe this could be the reason.

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Re: Airlines suspending or readjusting China routes due to Coronavirus

Post by flightlover » 02 Feb 2020, 11:28

Not that surprising at all, an airbase is easier to maintain the quarantine.
The logistics could have a severe impact on operations of a civil airport. Busses need to be able to meet the passengers on tarmac while maintaining a secure perimeter.
Depending of the number of busses and the size of the perimeter this operation could block a complete apron for quite some time.

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Re: Airlines suspending or readjusting China routes due to Coronavirus

Post by TLspotting » 02 Feb 2020, 11:44

Oman Air suspends Muscat - Guangzhou from 3 February.

Saudia suspends China from 2 February.

Rumour of Etihad suspending Chian until 27 February.

Emirates switches from A380 to 777-300ER on Dubai - Beijing, - Shanghai, - Hong Kong and - Guangzhou routes.
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Re: Airlines suspending or readjusting China routes due to Coronavirus

Post by TLspotting » 02 Feb 2020, 12:00

Just now :

Philippine Airlines suspends between Manila and Beijing, Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Xiamen, Quanzhou and Macau, effective immediately until 29 February.
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Re: Airlines suspending or readjusting China routes due to Coronavirus

Post by Passenger » 02 Feb 2020, 15:38

Istres Air Base indeed: .

Later today, the Belgian citizens will fly from Istres to BRU (Melsbroek) and the Dutch citizens from Istres to Eindhoven.

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Re: Airlines suspending or readjusting China routes due to Coronavirus

Post by rwandan-flyer » 02 Feb 2020, 16:57

Passenger wrote:
02 Feb 2020, 11:14
TLspotting wrote:
02 Feb 2020, 11:08
Istres is an airbase, it would be weird for FR24 to point to there.
Brize Norton BZZ is a 100% air force base too (RAF), and FR24 showed this:
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flig ... /#23b5120c



Istres AFB is blurred on Google Earth

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Re: Airlines suspending or readjusting China routes due to Coronavirus

Post by Falcon16xl » 02 Feb 2020, 19:34

UPDATE
AWC032A / G-EUNB departed LFMI @ 17:49utc to ???
HFM372 / 9H-XFW departed LFMI @ 18:31utc to EBMB

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Re: Airlines suspending or readjusting China routes due to Coronavirus

Post by mdm » 02 Feb 2020, 20:25

UPDATE
AWC032A / G-EUNB departed LFMI @ 17:49utc to ??? also to Brize Norton...

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Re: Airlines suspending or readjusting China routes due to Coronavirus

Post by rwandan-flyer » 02 Feb 2020, 21:59

A380 d'Hifly landing at Hanoï: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ChF9vg1TQrE
Taking off from 'Hanoi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3yNf05yPyU&t=468s (we can see a Wamos Air B747-400 at the end of the video. It was there to pick up Spanish stranded in Wuhan)

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Re: Airlines suspending or readjusting China routes due to Coronavirus

Post by sn26567 » 02 Feb 2020, 23:33

Falcon16xl wrote:
02 Feb 2020, 19:34
HFM372 / 9H-XFW departed LFMI @ 18:31utc to EBMB
Following the landing of Hi Fly A380 at Istres Air Base, Hi Fly A319 is taking passengers to Brussels

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Re: Airlines suspending or readjusting China routes due to Coronavirus

Post by sn26567 » 03 Feb 2020, 19:13

The US Trump administration said that it would bar entry by most foreign nationals who had recently visited China and put some American travellers under quarantine as it declared a rare public health emergency.
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Re: Airlines suspending or readjusting China routes due to Coronavirus

Post by globetrotter » 03 Feb 2020, 22:07

China Eastern has supended USA flights.

Taiwan's new airline Starlux has suspended Macao, its only Chinese route that was launched not so long ago.

Czech Republic and Indonesia are barring flights from China starting next week.
globetrotter wrote:
31 Jan 2020, 20:04
Pakistan too suspended all flights to China on directive of concerned authority, services between the two are operated by PIA, Air China and China Southern, FR24 data shows China's YTO Cargo Airlines has also been affected by this.
All resumed today.
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Re: Airlines suspending or readjusting China routes due to Coronavirus

Post by TLspotting » 03 Feb 2020, 22:16

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30 Jan 2020, 21:30
Lufthansa Group (Lufthansa / Swiss / Austrian Airlines) cancel flights to mainland China (29 January - 9 February). Destinations are Nangjing, Beijing, Shanghai, Shenyang and Qingdao. Hong Kong operations not affected.
Lufthansa Group extends flight suspensions to mainland China until end-February or end-March, depending on destination

https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/luft ... stination/
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01 Feb 2020, 21:53
Hainan Airlines will stop flying SZX - BRU and reduce PEK by canceling the Sunday flight till end of March
Coronavirus: Hainan Airlines suspends or reduces frequencies on flights to Brussels and other European cities

https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/hain ... an-cities/
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Re: Airlines suspending or readjusting China routes due to Coronavirus

Post by globetrotter » 04 Feb 2020, 12:21

Iran has suspended China services, both Mahan Air and China Southern.

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Re: Airlines suspending or readjusting China routes due to Coronavirus

Post by TLspotting » 04 Feb 2020, 19:46

TLspotting wrote:
02 Feb 2020, 11:44
Rumour of Etihad suspending China until 27 February.

Emirates switches from A380 to 777-300ER on Dubai - Beijing, - Shanghai, - Hong Kong and - Guangzhou routes.
UAE suspends all China flights except Beijing

https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/emir ... t-beijing/
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Re: Airlines suspending or readjusting China routes due to Coronavirus

Post by sn26567 » 04 Feb 2020, 22:19

Vietnam ordered all its airlines to cancel flights to China. Result? Bamboo Airways flights from Vietnam to cities in China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan will be cancelled as the CAA of Vietnam cancelled all permits granted for flights to China.

Vietnam, as a close ally to China, considers Taiwan (and Hong Kong and Macau) as part of China, even if there is no single case of coronavirus in Taiwan. Politics...

Cathay Pacific is to cut 90% of its services to mainland China for two months due to the coronavirus.

MIAT Mongolian Airlines is cancelling Ulan Baatar – Beijing Capital service during February 2020.

China’s CAA has urged domestic carriers to continue flying international routes, except to countries with travel bans over a coronavirus epidemic, as many of these airlines weigh cuts in response to slow demand.

Pilots and flight attendants are demanding airlines stop flights to China as health officials declare a global emergency over the rapidly spreading coronavirus, with American Airlines' pilots filing a lawsuit seeking an immediate halt.

Between January 23 and 28, nearly 10,000 flights were cancelled within, to and from China due to the outbreak of coronavirus.
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