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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. 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 their operations. Transfers are also no longer allowed.
Turkish Airlines, the airline that normally flies to the most countries from all airlines, is flying to only five international destinations from March 27: Addis Ababa, Hong Kong, Moscow, New York & Washington
Singapore Airlines has also been hit hard by travel restrictions to / from and via Singapore. More than 96% of the flights are cancelled.
Qatar Airways has grounded the entire Airbus A380 fleet.
Kenya Airways has suspended all international passenger flights. It is still operating limited domestic passenger flights and cargo.
Airlines discontinue flights – passenger rights
Has your flight been cancelled 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.