With borders closed, global movement restricted and uncertainty around when services will resume, it is no surprise that the majority of the world’s airlines have grounded the majority of their fleets.
There is, however, a skeleton network of flights operating around the world to ensure vital connectivity and transportation of residents needing to return home.
Information is changing quickly in this climate, but the below is accurate to the best of my knowledge as of March 24. Not all routes where airlines are operating are known, so if you are due to fly it is best 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 25
Etihad – From March 25
Pacific Coastal Airlines
Thai Lion Air
Trans State Airlines
Ukraine International Airlines
Airlines that have canceled over 80% of flights
SAS – 99% canceled
Until March 24 the Scandinavian airline will only be operating increased flights to Spain and Portugal.
Ryanair – 99% canceled from March 25
Ryanair will just be operating essential connectivity services between the U.K. and Ireland.
Cathay Pacific – 96% canceled
Cathay Pacific will operate three flights per week to 12 destinations: London (Heathrow), Los Angeles, Vancouver, Tokyo (Narita), Taipei, New Delhi, Bangkok, Jakarta, Manila, Ho Chi Minh City, Singapore and Sydney.
Lufthansa Group – 98% canceled until April 19
Operating mostly repatriation flight with 700 of the groups 763 aircraft grounded.
Air Mauritius – 96% canceled in March, with the last flight from Paris scheduled for March 29.
Air France – 90% canceled until May.
Air Senegal – 90% canceled until April 18.
Aviana – 98% canceled until April 30.
Copa – 80% canceled until the end of April.
EasyJet – 90% canceled from March 24
ElAl – 85% canceled with flights still running to Paris, London, Toronto, New York, Johannesburg.
Fiji Airways – 90% canceled until May 31, with flights only operating to Singapore.
Finnair – 90% canceled until June.
IAG (British Airways, Iberia, Vueling) – 80% cancelation until May.
KLM – 80% canceled. Still operating some flights to the U.S. and Asia.
Korean Air – 85% until the end of March. Set to be extended soon.
Norwegian – 85% canceled with no timeframe to reinstate the network yet.
Qantas – 80% canceled, with 100% of international flights suspended. The Australian airline will still operate roughly 40% of domestic flights.
South African Airways – 90% canceled until May 31. Just a handful of domestic flights operating.
TAP Portugal – 90% canceled until May. A handful of routes still operating in Europe.
Virgin Atlantic – 80% until the end of March.
Airlines operating 20-60% of scheduled flights
Aeroflot – 70% operational. Most domestic flights operating with international flight still continuing to Amsterdam, Athens, Berlin, Brussels, Bucharest, Budapest, Dublin, Geneva, Helsinki, Lisbon, London, Madrid, Paris, Rome, Sofia, Stockholm, and Zagreb.
Aeromexico – 60% operational. still running domestic and some European flights.
Air Canada – Operating 50% of flights, with most domestic flights operating, and international flights only repatriating Canadians.
Air New Zealand – 40% of flights operating, with some South Pacific islands remaining connected with the rest of flights being domestic.
American Airlines – Operating 50% of flights. Almost all domestic.
Azul – 50% operational until June.
Delta – Operating 30% of flights into Summer.
GOL – Operating 30-40% of flights until June.
Hawaiian – 60% operational. Mostly domestic and some Asian routes.
Japan Airlines – Operating 30% of flights.
JetBlue – 60% of flights operational. mostly domestic.
Latam – Operating 30% of flights.
LoganAir – 45% operational with almost all flights being U.K. and island connections.
Malaysia Airlines – Operating 50% of flights, mostly domestic and regional.
Qatar Airways – Operating 25% of flights with no time-scale for reinstating.
Singapore/Silk Air – 50% operational until May.
United – Operating 40% of flights. Just 15 International routes will operate, with 60% of domestic flights still operating.
Virgin Australia – operating 25% of flights, with all international flights cancelled and half domestic flights operating.
West Jet – Operating 25% of flights with all international flights suspended and 50% of domestic Canadian flights scheduled.
Airlines With Minimal Cancelations
Alaska Air – 85% operational through May, with all flights being domestic U.S.
Southwest – 80% operational through June, with most of the route network being domestic.
Spirit Airlines – 80% operational with most flights domestic.