In the past days, the collapse of the global aviation industry has continued. More and more airlines are forced to stop all, or almost all, flights. Whether or not due to local or international travel restrictions, or simply because demand has completely dried up. Among others, Emirates, Etihad, Turkish Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Qatar Airways and Kenya Airways have implemented drastic measures.
Emirates & Etihad – United Arab Emirates
Last weekend, Emirates first announced that it would discontinue all flights. Then a number of flights were maintained, “after questions from travelers and governments”. Yesterday, the United Arab Emirates government announced again that all commercial flights from March 25, 11:59 pm from, to and through the UAE should be discontinued for a minimum of 14 days. This means that both Emirates and Etihad must completely shut down the operation. Transfers are also no longer allowed.
Turkish Airlines, the airline that normally flies to most countries from all airlines, flies to only five international destinations from March 27: Addis Ababa, Hong Kong, Moscow, New York & Washington
Singapore Airlines has also been hit hard, also by travel restrictions to / from and via Singapore. More than 96% of the flights are canceled.
Qatar Airways has grounded the entire Airbus A380 fleet. The First Class will also expire temporarily.
Kenya Airways has also suspended all flights.
Airlines discontinue flights – passenger rights
Has your flight been canceled by the airline? Make sure to find out what your passenger rights are. Most airlines offer a voucher whilst you are actually entitled to a refund.
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