With borders closed, limited global movements and uncertainty as to when services will resume, it is not surprising that most airlines in the world have grounded most of their fleets.
There is, however, a skeletal network of flights operating around the world to ensure vital connectivity and transportation for residents who need to go home.
Information is changing rapidly in this climate, but the follow-up is accurate as far as I know as of March 24th. Not all the routes on which the airlines operate are known, so if you have to fly it is better to check directly with the airline if your flight will still be operating.
Airlines that have completely suspended all operations
Cabo Verde airlines
CSA Czech Airlines
Emirates – From March 25th
Etihad – From March 25th
Pacific Coastal Airlines
Thai Lion Air
Trans State Airlines
Ukraine International Airlines
Airlines that canceled more than 80% of their flights
SAS: 99% canceled
Until March 24, the Scandinavian airline will only operate increasing flights to Spain and Portugal.
Ryanair: 99% cancellation from March 25th
Ryanair will operate only essential connectivity services between the UK and Ireland.
Cathay Pacific: 96% cancellation
Cathay Pacific will operate three weekly flights to 12 destinations: London (Heathrow), Los Angeles, Vancouver, Tokyo (Narita), Taipei, New Delhi, Bangkok, Jakarta, Manila, Ho Chi Minh City, Singapore is Sydney.
Lufthansa Group: 98% cancellation until April 19
Operating mainly repatriation flights with 700 of the group’s 763 aircraft on the ground.
Air Mauritius: 96% cancellation in March, with the last flight from Paris scheduled for March 29.
Air France: cancellation of 90% until May.
Air Senegal: cancellation of 90% until April 18.
Aviana: 98% cancellation until April 30th.
Copa – 80% canceled until the end of April.
EasyJet: 90% cancellation from March 24th
ElAl – 85% canceled with flights still in progress to Paris, London, Toronto, New York, Johannesburg.
Fiji Airways – 90% cancellation until May 31st, with flights operating only to Singapore.
Finnair: cancellation of 90% until June.
IAG (British Airways, Iberia, Vueling) – cancellation of 80% until May.
KLM – 80% canceled. Flights to the United States and Asia still operate.
Korean Air – 85% until the end of March. Soon to be extended.
Norwegian – 85% canceled without time to restore the network.
Qantas – 80% canceled, with suspension of 100% of international flights. The Australian airline will still operate around 40% of domestic flights.
South African Airways – Cancellation of 90% until May 31st. Only a handful of domestic flights operating.
TAP Portugal – Cancellation of 90% until May. A handful of routes still operating in Europe.
Virgin Atlantic – 80% until the end of March.
Airlines operating 20 to 60% of scheduled flights
Aeroflot – 70% operational. Most domestic flights operating on international flights continue to do so Amsterdam, Athens, Berlin, Brussels, Bucharest, Budapest, Dublin, Geneva, Helsinki, Lisbon, London, Madrid, Paris, Rome, Sofia, Stockholm and Zagreb.
Aeromexico: operating at 60%. still running domestic flights and some European flights.
Air Canada – Operating 50% of flights, with most domestic flights operating and international flights repatriating only Canadians.
Air New Zealand – 40% of flights are active, with some islands in the South Pacific remaining connected with the rest of domestic flights.
American Airlines: manages 50% of flights. Almost all domestic.
Azul – 50% operational until June.
Delta: manages 30% of flights to the summer.
GOAL – Operative from 30 to 40% of flights until June.
Hawaiian: 60% operational. Mainly domestic routes and some Asian routes.
Japan Airlines: manages 30% of flights.
JetBlue – 60% of operating flights. mainly domestic.
Latam: manages 30% of flights.
LoganAir: operating at 45% with almost all flights in the UK and connections with the islands.
Malaysia Airlines: manages 50% of flights, mainly national and regional.
Qatar Airways: manages 25% of flights without recovery times.
Singapore / Silk Air – 50% operating until May.
United: manages 40% of flights. Only 15 international routes will operate, with 60% of domestic flights still active.
Virgin Australia – which manages 25% of the flights, with all international flights canceled and half domestic flights operational.
West Jet – Operating 25% of flights with all international flights suspended and 50% of scheduled Canadian domestic flights.
Airlines with minimal cancellations
Alaska Air – 85% up to May, with all domestic flights to the United States
Southwest – 80% operational until June, with most of the domestic route network.
Spirit Airlines: 80% operational on most domestic flights.