Coronavirus – Rescue Flights and Impact to Aviation

Governments around the world have responded to the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, China by sending rescue flights to take their citizens home. This vlog by Sam Chui focuses on these rescue flights operated by Japan, South Korea, US, UK, EU, Russia, Canada, Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Jordan and more.

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.

This video is courtesy of Sam Chui

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