With recent spread of the dreaded disease, corona virus (c0vid-19) the aviation industry has been thrown off balance over the weekend as travel restriction were put in place and a drop in demand for airline services for safety sake.
The world’s largest airline American airlines, disclosed that it would slash international capacity by 75% from March 16 to May 16. The carrier will operate on three long haul international flights, one daily flight Dallas/ Forth Worth (DFW) and London Heathrow (LHR) , one daily flight between Miami (MIA) and London Heathrow and three times weekly flights between Dallas Forth worth and Tokyo Narita (NRT)
These changes were made because of the low demand of airline services and to curb the spread of covid-19. African airlines are not exempted in this current development, as they have recorded few corona virus cases compared to the rest of the world, government across the continent has shut doors against Europe and American countries.
According to the world health organization, twenty seven African countries have recorded corona virus cases while seven victims has been confirmed dead, four in Algeria, two in Egypt and one in morocco.
Most African countries have and are shutting down their airport and airline services, hundreds of international flights canceled, schools shut down and restriction of movements put in place in some countries like Ethiopia, Senegal, and Kenya.

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