The coronavirus is spreading at unprecedented speed across the world, reaching over 660,000 cases at the time of writing. The airline industry has been one of the industries most impacted. Tens of airlines across the world are suspending operations, while tens of thousands of aircraft are now grounded.
This article will provide you with the most comprehensive information on which airlines are still operating. More importantly, we will let you know which routes of these airlines are still operating. Information has been updated as of 28th March 2020.
While many airlines are drastically reducing or completely suspending their services worldwide, amid the coronavirus crisis, Qatar Airways is doing just the opposite.
They have added 10,000 seats to their network as of 24th March.
Qatar has added flights to Paris, Perth and Dublin from Doha; they will be operating the Airbus A380 on services to Frankfurt, London Heathrow and Perth to increase capacity.
Qatar Airways is currently operating flights to 75 destinations, though this number may reduce as nations introduce tighter restrictions. The full list of destinations they operate to can be found here.
The Chinese government recently required all airlines, operating Chinese flights, to only operate one destination in any country, also with the requirement to only operate one flight each week.
Below are the current international routes still operated by Air China:
|Beijing Capital = Los Angeles||CA987/988|
|Beijing Capital = Vancouver||CA991/992|
|Beijing Capital = Paris||CA933/934|
|Beijing Capital = Copenhagen||CA877/878|
|Beijing Capital = Warsaw||CA737/738|
|Beijing Capital = Minsk||CA721/722|
|Beijing Capital = Stockholm||CA911/912|
|Beijing Capital = Moscow||CA909/910|
|Beijing Capital = Madrid||CA907/908|
|Beijing Capital = Vienna||CA841/842|
|Beijing Capital = Athens||CA863/864|
|Beijing Capital = Seoul Incheon||CA123/124|
|Beijing Capital = Dubai||CA941/942|
|Beijing Capital = Delhi||CA947/948|
|Beijing Capital = Islamabad = Karachi||CA945/946|
|Beijing Capital = Phnom Penh||CA745/746|
|Beijing Capital = Yangon||CA905/906|
|Shanghai Pudong = Frankfurt||CA935/936|
|Shanghai Pudong = London Heathrow||CA847/848|
|Shanghai Pudong = Tokyo Narita||CA929/930|
|Shanghai Pudong = Bangkok||CA805/806|
|Shanghai Pudong = Singapore||CA807/808|
|Chengdu = Kathmandu||CA437/438|
Domestic flights are operating normally, without any large scale cancellations.
The same policy applies to China Eastern. While the domestic flights are operating normally, the international ones are largely reduced.
Below are the current international routes still being operated by China Eastern:
|Shanghai Pudong = New York JFK||MU587/588|
|Shanghai Pudong = Toronto||MU207/208|
|Shanghai Pudong = London Heathrow||MU551/552|
|Shanghai Pudong = Amsterdam||MU771/772|
|Shanghai Pudong = Paris||MU553/570|
|Shanghai Pudong = Frankfurt||MU219/220|
|Shanghai Pudong = Auckland||MU779/780|
|Shanghai Pudong = Sydney||MU561/562|
|Shanghai Pudong = Seoul Incheon||MU5041/5042|
|Shanghai Pudong = Tokyo Narita||MU523/524|
|Shanghai Pudong = Delhi||MU563/564|
|Shanghai Pudong = Kuala Lumpur||FM885/886|
|Shanghai Pudong = Bangkok||MU541/542|
|Shanghai Pudong = Bangkok||FM833/834|
|Shanghai Pudong = Manila||MU211/212|
|Shanghai Pudong = Singapore||MU567/568|
|Shanghai Pudong = Yangon||MU2099/2100|
|Shanghai Pudong = Colombo||MU231/232|
|Shanghai Pudong = Phnom Penh||MU759/760|
|Kunming = Dhaka||MU2035/2036|
China Southern is the only airline in China that operates the Airbus A380. While they planned to ground them until May, because of the recent recovery of passenger numbers in China, the airline has brought them back into operation.
Below are the current international routes still being operated by China Southern:
|Guangzhou = Los Angeles||CZ327/328|
|Guangzhou = Vancouver||CZ329/330|
|Guangzhou = Paris||CZ347/348|
|Guangzhou = Amsterdam||CZ307/328|
|Guangzhou = London Heathrow||CZ303/304|
|Guangzhou = Kathmandu||CZ3067/3068|
|Guangzhou = Auckland||CZ305/306|
|Guangzhou = Sydney||CZ325/326|
|Guangzhou = Dhaka||CZ391/392|
|Guangzhou = Phnom Penh||CZ323/324|
|Guangzhou = Vientiane||CZ6091/6092|
|Guangzhou = Kuala Lumpur||CZ365/366|
|Guangzhou = Bangkok||CZ3081/3082|
|Guangzhou = Yangon||CZ3055/2056|
|Guangzhou = Singapore||CZ3039/3040|
|Shenyang = Seoul Incheon||CZ681/682|
|Shenyang = Tokyo Narita||CZ627/628|
|Urumqi = Islamabad||CZ6007/6008|
Hainan Airlines has been facing a lot of trouble lately. However with the Hainan government stepping in, the airline has re-opened a lot of routes; however, these routes are mainly domestic. There are currently only two international routes left.
|Beijing Capital = Vancouver||HU7975/7976|
|Beijing Capital = Brussels||HU491/492|
All Nippon Airways
Japan is also one of the countries that has been badly affected by COVID-19. ANA has announced a reduction in flights multiple times and are left with only a few international flights.
Their three Flying Honu Airbus A380 fleet has also been grounded.
Below are the current international routes still being operated by ANA, with a reduced schedule:
|Tokyo(Narita) = Shanghai(Pudong)||NH919/NH920|
|Tokyo(Narita) = Hong Kong||NH1929/NH1930|
|Tokyo(Haneda) = Taipei(Songshan)||NH851/NH852|
|Tokyo(Haneda) = Bangkok||NH847/NH850|
|Tokyo(Narita) = Hanoi||NH897/NH898|
|Tokyo(Narita) = Ho Chi Minh City||NH833/NH834|
|Tokyo(Narita) = Kuala Lumpur||NH815/NH816|
|Tokyo(Narita) = Singapore||NH801/NH802|
|Tokyo(Haneda) = Delhi||NH837/NH838|
|Tokyo(Narita) = San Francisco||NH8/NH7|
|Tokyo(Narita) = New York(JFK)||NH10/NH9|
|Tokyo(Haneda) = Vancouver||NH116/NH115|
|Tokyo(Narita) = Mexico City||NH180/NH179|
|Tokyo(Haneda) = London||NH211/NH212|
|Tokyo(Haneda) = Frankfurt||NH203/NH204|
The domestic network has also shrunk heavily. Specific information can be found here.
Japan Airlines, as the flag carrier of Japan, did not cut as many flights as ANA. However, as the 2020 Tokyo Olympics has been cancelled, the airline may well cancel more routes in the upcoming weeks.
Below are the current international routes still being operated by Japan Airlines, with a reduced schedule:
|Tokyo(Narita) = Boston||JL8/JL7|
|Tokyo(Narita) = Vancouver||JL18/JL17|
|Tokyo(Haneda) = New York(JFK)||JL6/JL5|
|Tokyo(Haneda) = Chicago||JL10/JL9|
|Tokyo(Haneda) = Los Angeles||JL16/JL15|
|Osaka(Kansai) = Los Angeles||JL60/JL69|
|Tokyo(Narita) = Seattle||JL68/JL67|
|Tokyo(Narita) = San Diego||JL66/JL65|
|Tokyo(Haneda) = Dallas||JL12/JL11|
|Tokyo(Haneda) = San Francisco||JL2/JL1|
|Tokyo(Haneda) = London||JL43/JL44|
|Tokyo(Haneda) = Bangkok||JL31/JL34|
|Tokyo(Haneda) = Singapore||JL37/JL36|
|Tokyo(Narita) = Kuala Lumpur||JL723/JL724|
|Tokyo(Narita) = Jakarta||JL725/JL726|
|Tokyo(Narita) = Hanoi||JL751/JL752|
|Tokyo(Narita) = Ho Chi Minh||JL759/JL750|
|Tokyo(Narita) = Manila||JL741/JL742|
|Tokyo(Haneda) = Honolulu||JL74/JL73|
|Tokyo(Narita) = Dalian||JL829/820|
Additionally between 6th April and 19th April 2020, 2,450 domestic flights will be cancelled. Specific information can be found here.
Aeroflot has been one of the great choices for passengers travelling from Europe to Asia and North America. Transiting in Moscow is easy and the fare is always competitive.
Even after the coronavirus outbreak, Aeroflot kept operating flights for a while. However, as Russia strengthened their entry and transit rules, most flights have been cancelled.
Below are the current international destinations still being operated by Aeroflot, with a reduced schedule:
Aeroflot will continue operating the flights to Antalya, Baku, Lisbon, Los Angeles and Miami, to allow Russian citizens to return to Russia.
In response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, US airlines have made massive cuts to their international network. American is not an exception.
Holding the largest aircraft fleet in the world, American now only flies 3 long-haul intercontinental routes.
|Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) to London (LHR)||One daily|
|Miami (MIA) to London (LHR)||One daily|
|Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) to Tokyo (NRT)||Three weekly|
American will also suspend 60% of their domestic capacity in April, they are also planning to suspend up to 80% in May.
The most significant domestic change is the reduction in service to Hawaii in April. American has suspended operations into Kona (KOA), Lihue (LIH) and Maui (OGG). The airline will continue to operate one daily flight from Los Angeles (LAX) to Honolulu (HNL).
For a long time United has been the largest US operator in the Asia-Pacific market. This has also become the worst market affected by COVID-19.
Currently United is only operating 5% of their international service, with only 6 long-haul intercontinental routes.
|Newark/New York – Frankfurt||UA960/961|
|Newark/New York – London||UA16/17|
|Newark/New York – Tel Aviv||UA90/91|
|Houston – Sao Paulo||UA62/63|
|San Francisco – Tokyo-Narita||UA837/838|
|San Francisco – Sydney||UA863/870|
Same as the other two US carriers, Delta has also made massive cuts to their international network. Now after the cuts, Delta is operating the most international routes among US airlines.
Below are the current long-haul intercontinental routes still being operated by Delta, with a reduced schedule:
|Atlanta to Amsterdam||One daily|
|Atlanta to London-Heathrow||One daily|
|Detroit to Amsterdam||One daily|
|Atlanta to Tokyo-Haneda||Up to five times per week|
|Detroit to Tokyo-Haneda||Up to six times per week|
|Detroit to Seoul-Incheon||Up to five times per week|
|Honolulu to Tokyo-Haneda||Reduced service|
|Honolulu to Nagoya||Reduced service|
|Honolulu to Osaka||Reduced service|
|Seattle to Tokyo-Haneda||Up to seven times per week|
|Seattle to Seoul-Incheon||Up to five times per week|
|Atlanta to São Paulo||One daily|
A list of other international flights, including the Caribbean, Mexico and Canada, can be found here.
A list of specific service suspensions and reductions can be found here.
Canada has not been affected by COVID-19 as severely as many other countries. However, Air Canada has also been heavily affected by the general decline of passenger numbers.
Below are the current long-haul intercontinental routes still operated by Air Canada, with a reduced schedule:
|Montreal – Frankfurt||4 flights per week|
|Montreal – London||2 flights per week|
|Montreal – Paris||3 flights per week from 1st to 5th April|
7 flights per week from 6th to 30th April
|Toronto – Frankfurt||7 flights per week|
|Toronto – London||7 flights per week|
|Vancouver – London||4 flights per week|
|Vancouver – Hong Kong||3 flights per week|
|Vancouver – Tokyo/Narita||3 flights per week|
|Toronto – Barbados||2 flights per week|
|Toronto – Mexico City||4 flights per week|
For other international flights still being operated by Air Canada, information can be found here.
South Korea is also one of the countries that have been badly affected by COVID-19. Many low-cost carriers have struggled to survive and they are currently heavily relying on government aid.
Korean Air, the flag carrier of the country, only has a few remaining international flights.
|Incheon ↔ Los Angeles||KE011/012|
|Incheon ↔ San Francisco||KE025/026|
|Incheon ↔ New York||KE081/082|
|Incheon ↔ Washington||KE093/094|
|Incheon ↔ Atlanta||KE035/036|
|Incheon ↔ Chicago||KE037/038|
|Incheon ↔ Paris||KE901/902|
|Incheon ↔ London||KE907/908|
|Incheon ↔ Bangkok||KE651/652|
|Incheon ↔ Ho Chi Minh City||KE684|
|Incheon ↔ Manila||KE623/624|
|Incheon ↔ Phnom Penh||KE689/690|
|Incheon ↔ Shenyang||KE831/832|
|Incheon ↔ Narita||KE001/002|
A full list of all suspended and reduced service flights, including domestic ones, can be found here.
Asiana is experiencing the same as Korean Air. However, not being the flag carrier, Asiana was able to suspend even more routes.
Below are the only remaining three international routes Asiana is still operating:
|Incheon ↔ Phnom Penh||OZ739/740|
|Incheon ↔ Jakarta||OZ761/762|
|Incheon ↔ Manila||OZ703/704|
A full list of all suspended and reduced flights, including domestic ones, can be found here.
Taiwan was not affected by COVID-19 as much as many other places. The number of cancelled flights has been limited; most long-haul routes are still being operated.
|Taipei Taoyuan – Amsterdam||2 weekly|
|Taipei Taoyuan – Brisbane||2 weekly|
|Taipei Taoyuan – Frankfurt||3 weekly|
|Taipei Taoyuan – Los Angeles||2 weekly|
|Taipei Taoyuan – Melbourne||3 weekly|
|Taipei Taoyuan – New York JFK||2 weekly|
|Taipei Taoyuan – Ontario||2 weekly|
|Taipei Taoyuan – San Francisco||3 weekly|
|Taipei Taoyuan – Sydney||4 weekly|
|Taipei Taoyuan – Vancouver||2 weekly|
The above list does not include short-haul flights within Asia. Information regarding specific flights can be found here.
While China Airlines is still operating a lot of flights, EVA Air does not. There are only very few international services left.
According to Airlineroute, below are the current international and regional operations as of 10:30 GMT 26th March:
|Taipei Taoyuan – Bangkok||3 weekly|
|Taipei Taoyuan – Bangkok – London Heathrow||3 weekly|
|Taipei Taoyuan – Fukuoka||4 weekly|
|Taipei Taoyuan – Hanoi||2 weekly|
|Taipei Taoyuan – Ho Chi Minh City||3 weekly|
|Taipei Taoyuan – Hong Kong||3 weekly|
|Taipei Taoyuan – Jakarta||2 weekly|
|Taipei Taoyuan – Los Angeles||3 weekly|
|Taipei Taoyuan – Macau||1 daily|
|Taipei Taoyuan – Manila||4 weekly|
|Taipei Taoyuan – Osaka Kansai||3 weekly|
|Taipei Taoyuan – Paris CDG||3-4 weekly|
|Taipei Taoyuan – Phnom Penh||2 weekly|
|Taipei Taoyuan – San Francisco||4 weekly|
|Taipei Taoyuan – Seattle||3 weekly|
|Taipei Taoyuan – Seoul Incheon||1 daily|
|Taipei Taoyuan – Tokyo Narita||3 weekly|
|Taipei Taoyuan – Vancouver||4 weekly|
|Taipei Taoyuan – Shanghai Pudong||2 daily|
|Taipei Taoyuan – Beijing Capital||4 weekly|
|Taipei Song Shan – Xiamen||2 weekly|
|Taipei Taoyuan – Chengdu||2 weekly|
|Kaohsiung – Shanghai Pudong||3 weekly|
Information regarding specific flights can be found here.
Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon have reduced their capacity by 96%, across their passenger network in April and May; this is in response to the severe drop in demand, due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and multiple government travel restrictions.
Operating a bare skeleton passenger flight schedule, in the coming two months Cathay Pacific will be flying three times weekly to the following twelve destinations from Hong Kong:
|Ho Chi Minh City|
Cathay Dragon will be operating three flights per week to Shanghai Pudong, Beijing Capital and Kuala Lumpur.
Singapore Airlines will be cutting 96% of the capacity that had been originally scheduled up to end-April; given the further tightening of border controls around the world, over the last week to stem the COVID-19 outbreak.
This will result in the grounding of around 138 aircraft, out of a total fleet of 147, amid the greatest challenge that the airline has faced in its existence.
Below are the long-haul international routes that Singapore Airlines is still operating according to Airlineroute:
|Singapore – Auckland||3 weekly|
|Singapore – Brisbane||4 weekly|
|Singapore – Johannesburg||3 weekly|
|Singapore – Johannesburg – Cape Town||1 daily|
|Singapore – London Heathrow||1 daily|
|Singapore – Los Angeles||1 daily|
|Singapore – Manchester||5 weekly|
|Singapore – Melbourne||1 daily|
|Singapore – Newark||1 daily|
|Singapore – San Francisco||10 weekly|
|Singapore – Seattle||5 weekly|
|Singapore – Sydney||7 weekly|
|Singapore – Tokyo Narita – Los Angeles||1 daily|
|Singapore – Shanghai (Pudong)||1 weekly|
|Singapore – Chongqing (SilkAir)||1 weekly|
The company’s low-cost unit, Scoot, will also be suspending most of their network, resulting in the grounding of 47 of their fleet of 49 aircraft.
Europe is also one of the regions that has the most confirmed COVID-19 cases. Airlines in this area are struggling to survive. Lufthansa earlier announced that all ticket refunds have been postponed.
Lufthansa last week further revised their long-haul operations; as the airline’s April 2020 schedule sees only 7 routes being served, three times a week.
|Sao Paulo (Brazil)|
|Johannesburg (South Africa)|
From their hubs in Frankfurt and Munich, Lufthansa will still offer around 40 daily connections to the most important cities in Germany and Europe.
In addition to a substantially reduced short, and medium, haul timetable (48 services from Zurich) SWISS will in the future be offering three weekly long-haul flights to Newark (USA).
Eurowings flights focuses on the basic supply of the airports of Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Stuttgart and Cologne.
Austrian, unfortunately, will temporarily be suspending all flight operations.
TAP Air Portugal in the last few weeks cancelled almost all of their operations. However, one international and three domestic routes were still in service. These are listed below:
|Lisbon – London (LHR)||4 weekly|
|Lisbon – Funchal (FNC)||2 weekly|
|Lisbon – Ponta Delgada (PDL)||2 weekly|
|Lisbon – Terceira (TER)||1 weekly|
Finnair is still operating flights to a number of domestic and European cities. However, all intercontinental routes are suspended except one.
Below is where Finnair is still flying to, from Helsinki:
You can see the list of cancelled flights here (opens PDF document).
With the United States extended their travel restrictions to the United Kingdom, the number of passengers on BA drastically declined. British Airways has suspended almost all their long-haul international flights.
Below are those still operating with, a reduced schedule, according to Airlineroute:
|London Gatwick – Bermuda||3 weekly|
|London Heathrow – Boston||7 weekly|
|London Heathrow – Chicago O’Hare||1 daily|
|London Heathrow – Hong Kong||1 daily|
|London Heathrow – Mexico City||Alternating Days|
|London Heathrow – Nairobi||Alternating Days|
|London Heathrow – New York JFK||14 weekly|
|London Heathrow – Riyadh||4 weekly|
|London Heathrow – Seattle||1 daily|
|London Heathrow – Seoul Incheon||Alternating Days|
|London Heathrow – Singapore – Sydney||1 daily|
|London Heathrow – Tel Aviv||7 weekly|
|London Heathrow – Tokyo Haneda||1 daily|
|London Heathrow – Washington Dulles||1 daily|
Air France is currently only keeping: 7 destinations in France, 4 Overseas Departments destinations, 14 European destinations, 3 destinations in Africa, 4 destinations in North America, 2 destinations in South America and 1 destination in Asia in their network. All others have been suspended.
|Bordeaux (Metropolitan France)|
|Lyon (Metropolitan France)|
|Marseille (Metropolitan France)|
|Montpellier (Metropolitan France)|
|Nantes (Metropolitan France)|
|Nice (Metropolitan France)|
|Toulouse (Metropolitan France)|
|Fort-de-de-France (Overseas Departments)|
|Pointe-à-Pitre (Overseas Departments)|
|Saint-Denis de La Réunion (Overseas Departments)|
|Cayenne (Overseas Departments)|
|New York (North America)|
|Los Angeles (North America)|
|Montreal (North America)|
|Mexico City (North America)|
|Rio de Janeiro (South America)|
|Sao Paulo (South America)|
You may check the current flight status here.
Due to the corona crisis, KLM will start the summer schedule with a significantly reduced network. From 29th March until and including 3rd May, KLM plans to fly to 25 intercontinental and 32 European destinations. During this period KLM will fly according to an adjusted schedule, which amounts to about 10 percent of their normal number of flights.
|Destination||Frequency per week|
|New York JFK||7|
|Total||69 return flights|
For Delhi, Dubai, Lima, Nairobi, Beijing and Taipei routes, KLM will operate as cargo only.
Due to the coronavirus and the measures implemented by national authorities, the demand for air travel is essentially non-existent. SAS has therefore decided to put most of their operations on hold until the necessary prerequisites for commercial air traffic return.
Below are all the current routes still being operated by SAS, with a reduced schedule:
|Copenhagen to Aalborg|
|Copenhagen to Aarhus|
|All destinations in Norway|
|All destinations in Sweden|
|Copenhagen to Stockholm|
|Copenhagen to Oslo|
|Stockholm to Oslo|
|Stockholm to Malaga|
|Stockholm to Helsinki|
|Stockholm to London Heathrow|
|Stockholm to Alicante|
|Stockholm to Las Palmas|
Oceania is currently not affected by COVID-19, as much as other countries. However the national carrier of Australia, Qantas, has still suspended all international flights.
Qantas will maintain essential domestic, regional and freight connections as much as possible. However, the airline will be suspending more than 60 percent of their domestic flying until the end of May 2020.
Specific information regarding domestic and regional schedule changes can be found here.