Coronavirus Aviation Impact

Compare Asia flight changes by day

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See aviation trends and activity related to coronavirus (COVID-19). Note: This view of the Chinese market is a sample of our global dataset
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About the project
COVID-19 is a new disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2) virus. While this coronavirus had its origins in early December of 2019, its 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. Since the quarantine, airlines cancelled thousands of flights and dramatically reduced their scheduled flights causing a serious financial impact not only in China but globally. The virus has since spread to other countries outside of China and the impact on aviation is worsening by the day.
This Cirium Idea looks at the impact on the domestic and international flights for China since 01-Jan-2020. It visualizes the number of scheduled flights that never flew according to our data sources, as well as the dramatic reduction in schedules.
Expert video
In this 07-Feb-2020 video our Cirium expert Henk Ombelet talks about the impact the coronavirus was having at that time on airline operations.
About the data
Cirium is the industry’s most comprehensive and trusted source of schedules and flight status. We collect schedules and flight status from thousands of different data sources to provide the world’s most comprehensive historical view of flight performance.
In this visualization our data analysts benchmarked schedules for domestic and international flights in China based on what the airlines had published as of 01-Jan-2020 . We compare this schedule information with the data we have collected about flights flown or not flown since that time period. As our status data is based on daily schedule updates we can easily show not only what scheduled flights did not fly, but also the dramatic reduction in schedules from what the airlines anticipated at the beginning of the year.
The visualization further allows you to see the impact on daily level, and includes a comparison for flights flown in 2019 as yet another benchmark.
For media enquires around COVID-19, please contact rachel.humphries@cirium.com or tracy.cheung@cirium.com (APAC)
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