Government around the world have responded to the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, China by sending rescue flights to take their citizens home. This vlog focus on these rescue flights operated by Japan, South Korea, US, UK, EU, Russia, Canada, Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Jordan and more.
The second part of this video discuss the impact of the coronavirus disease impact to aviation and the airline industry. Airlines around the world have responded to the coronavirus outbreak by suspending flights to and from China, severely disrupting travel in one of the world's busiest aviation markets.
Statistics from FlightRadar 24 showed that more than 70% of the flights in China are cancelled. The air traffic, from the top 25 Chinese airports, has fallen from over 10,500 flights per day to just 2,951 in just 2 weeks time.
Special thanks to Sky News, Russia State Media, Global News, Weibo, Sheikh Imran for providing valuable footage. Cover image: Sri Lankan Airlines