Coronavirus: 10,000 Flights Cancelled In 6 Days
Airlines across the globe have cancelled or reduced flights to China as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. Major European airlines like British Airways and Lufthansa led the way in terms of flight suspension to mainland China. In total, nearly 10,000 flights from, to, and within China have been cancelled since January 23rd.
Coronavirus outbreak leads to thousands of flight cancellations
Data from Cirium indicates that nearly 10,000 flights have been cancelled since January 23rd through January 28th. This includes flights to and from mainland China in addition to flights operating within China.
The data gets even more staggering on a regional level. Between January 23rd and January 28th, 92% of scheduled flights in and out of Wuhan were cancelled. In total, out of 2,606 scheduled flights to and from Wuhan, 2,406 did not fly. This is not counting the rescue flights which are unscheduled charters for evacuating specific citizens.Advertisement
The data was a little better for China as a whole. Between January 23rd and 28th, 10.8% of scheduled flights to and from China did not fly. Or, in raw numbers, only 9,807 out of 90,607 flights did not take off.