Impact of COVID-19 on China
The road to recovery for one of the world’s biggest aviation markets
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About this Idea
COVID-19 impact on aviation primarily started on 23-Jan-2020 with the quarantine on travel in and out of Wuhan, a major transportation hub in China. The coronavirus severely impacted domestic flights within China and international travel to and from China. As the virus spread the remainder of the world, hundreds of thousands of flights have been cancelled and airlines have moved large portions of their fleets into storage. The industry is slowly entering a recovery phase and aircraft are moving out of storage and back into operations. With domestic travel recovering and international travel stagnant, airlines are adjusting the aircraft types used favoring narrowbody single-aisle aircraft over the larger widebody aircraft.
This idea tells the story of the impact the coronavirus has had on China and leverages Cirium schedules, tracked utilization and fleets data to paint a picture of how aircraft were moved into storage in the worst parts of the crisis, and what aircraft is being returned to operations as China recovers.
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Cirium is the industry’s most comprehensive and trusted source of schedules, flight status and fleet information. We collect schedules and flight status from thousands of different data sources to provide the world’s most comprehensive historical view of flight performance. Our dedicated team of 45 aviation data researchers collect and verify fleet, storage and maintenance data on the global airline industry to create the market-leading fleets database.
In this Idea, our data analysts combined our data sets to illustrate the impact the coronavirus had on China, and how airlines have responded by moving aircraft in and out of storage. While this Idea focused on the Chinese market, the data used is just a sample of the data available in the Cirium Core.
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