According to one of the world's leading flight tracking portal, Flightradar24.com, the total flights per day now has gone below 100,000. According to Flightradar24, at this point in the year, an average of over 175,000 flights operate per day. This week the total number of flights tracked dropped below 100,000 and total commercial traffic is below 50,000 flights per day.
Domestic passenger flights will resume operations in China's Hubei province, the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic, except in the Wuhan Tianhe International Airport, according to the country's civil aviation regulator.
Restrictions on domestic flights have been extended till April 14 amid a spurt in coronavirus cases and a subsequent lockdown in the country, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) said on Friday.
The ban on international flights has been extended to April 14 amid coronavirus outbreak
The decision to conduct the tournament despite the spread of the deadly disease across the globe had come in for criticism from many, including former world champion Vladimir Kramnik.
In the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, Russian on Wednesday announced to suspend all international flights starting from March 27.
Budget carrier IndiGo has assured its employees that it will not make any deduction in their salaries or leaves due to the suspension of domestic flights till March 31.
All domestic commercial passenger flights have been suspended in the country in view of the rising cases of novel coronavirus. Along with cargo flights, off-shore helicopter operations, medical evacuation flights or flights "specifically" approved by aviation regulator DGCA can operate as usual.
West Bengal Chief MInister Mamata Banerjee on Monday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to shut all flight operation to Kolkata airport.
Minutes after Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced that no domestic or international flight will operate from the Delhi airport from Monday till March 31, a senior official of aviation regulator DGCA clarified that domestic flights will be operating as usual at the airport.
Pakistan on Saturday suspended all international flights for two weeks and curtailed train services as the coronavirus cases surged to 666 in the country after more pilgrims who returned from Iran tested positive for the deadly virus, which has turned into a major global crisis.
Vistara on Thursday announced that it will operate seven international flights from Delhi to Kathmandu and Singapore between March 20 and March 22 in the interest of customer convenience.
No scheduled international commercial passenger flights shall be allowed to land in India from March 22 for one week amid coronavirus pandemic.
The Abu Dhabi-based airline said on Wednesday that it has reduced its daily flights New Delhi, Bengaluru, Chennai, Cochin, Hyderabad, and Mumbai. The airline has also temporarily suspended all flights to Azerbaijan, Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Nairobi, Kuwait and Lebanon among other destinations.
The airline made the announcement after already issuing a 90 per cent reduction in international services earlier in the week, along with a 60 per cent drop in domestic services which remained in place.
The airline has suspended operation for 28 days effective Thursday (March 19) on the Aizawl-Kolkata-Guwahati-Imphal route as a preventive measure.
Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA )on Tuesday announced that IndiGo will be cancelling its flights on Delhi-Istanbul route and Chennai-Kuala Lumpur route from March 18 to March 31, as the aviation regulator has restricted international traffic from Turkey and Malaysia.
Air India on Tuesday announced temporary suspension of its entire services to Europe and the UK from March 19.
IndiGo on Saturday said it will cancel some of its flights to the UAE after the Gulf country announced that it would suspend all entry visas, except diplomatic visas, from March 17 in view of the coronavirus pandemic.