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Fri Jan 31, 2020 2:25 pm

Finnair cancels all its flights to mainland China between February 6 and February 29, 2020, cancels its flights to Guangzhou between February 5 and March 29, and stops accepting bookings for its mainland China flights between January 31 and February 29.

https://company.finnair.com/en/media/al ... id=3554052
 
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Fri Jan 31, 2020 2:41 pm

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Germany will send a military plane, I guess one of the „Luftwaffe“ Airbuses to Wuhan from Cologne today to evacuate around 190 Germans, but don’t know the reg. Nr or flying times. Just read it at Tagesschau.de


A310 10+23 departed CGN around 12:00 local with the callsign GAF213 to evacuate 90 German citizens and 40 citizens from other nations from Wuhan. In exchange they deliver 10.000 biological protection suits to China.
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Fri Jan 31, 2020 2:45 pm

FlyingHonu001 wrote:
FlyingHonu001 wrote:
As of today
AMS <-> PVG - KL894/896 - Reduced service from 11 to 7 flights/week
AMS <-> HGH - KL882 - Suspended
AMS <-> PEK - KL898 - Unchanged
AMS <-> CTU - KL892 - Suspended
AMS <-> XMN - KL884 - Suspended
AMS <-> HKG - KL888 - Unchanged

Source: https://news.klm.com/update-corona-virus-2-ii/


New update from the KL front: All outbound flights to mainland China as listed above will be suspended after the upcoming weekend.

Source: https://news.klm.com/klm-suspends-flights-to-china/


Interesting sidenote on KLM:
their daily flights KL887 / KL888 AMS <-> HKG are still planned and remain scheduled. Can someone confirm this? HKG is also technically China isnt it?
 
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Fri Jan 31, 2020 3:07 pm

FlyingHonu001 wrote:
FlyingHonu001 wrote:
FlyingHonu001 wrote:
As of today
AMS <-> PVG - KL894/896 - Reduced service from 11 to 7 flights/week
AMS <-> HGH - KL882 - Suspended
AMS <-> PEK - KL898 - Unchanged
AMS <-> CTU - KL892 - Suspended
AMS <-> XMN - KL884 - Suspended
AMS <-> HKG - KL888 - Unchanged

Source: https://news.klm.com/update-corona-virus-2-ii/


New update from the KL front: All outbound flights to mainland China as listed above will be suspended after the upcoming weekend.

Source: https://news.klm.com/klm-suspends-flights-to-china/


Interesting sidenote on KLM:
their daily flights KL887 / KL888 AMS <-> HKG are still planned and remain scheduled. Can someone confirm this? HKG is also technically China isnt it?


"Mainland China" does not include Hong Kong.
 
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Fri Jan 31, 2020 3:11 pm

Looks like AA is not flying to China today from LAX or DFW, I guess the pilots have forced the issue.
 
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Fri Jan 31, 2020 3:30 pm

Why isn't the Trump Administration banning flights from China?

Hainan's PEK-ORD flew yesterday and will fly tomorrow as regular.
United's PEK-ORD is currently en route.
United and China Eastern's PVG-ORD are currently en route.
Cathay Pacific's HKG-ORD is currently en route.

Also, why are they not banning passengers who have transited through other airports who have been in China in the last 30 days?
 
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https://www.thestar.com.my/business/202 ... oronavirus

AIR CANADA

Air Canada said on Jan. 28 it was cancelling select flights to China.

AIR FRANCE

Air France said on Jan. 30 it suspended all scheduled flights to and from mainland China until Feb. 9.

AIR INDIA

Air India said it was cancelling its Mumbai-Delhi-Shanghai flight from Jan. 31 to Feb. 14.

AIR NEW ZEALAND

Air New Zealand said on Jan. 31 it was temporarily reducing flights between Auckland and Shanghai to four return services a week from Feb. 18 to March 31 rather than the usual daily flights.

AIR SEOUL

South Korean budget carrier Air Seoul said on Jan. 28 it had suspended all flights to China.

AIR TANZANIA

Tanzania's state-owned carrier said it would postpone its maiden flights to China. It had planned to begin charter flights to China in February.

AMERICAN AIRLINES

The largest U.S. carrier said it would suspend flights from Los Angeles to Beijing and Shanghai from Feb. 9 to March 27.

BRITISH AIRWAYS

BA said on Jan. 30 it had cancelled all flights to mainland China for a month.

CATHAY PACIFIC AIRWAYS

Hong Kong's Cathay Pacific said it would progressively reduce capacity to and from mainland China by 50% or more from Jan. 30 to the end of March.

DELTA AIR LINES

The U.S. airline said on Jan. 29 it was reducing flights to China to 21 per week from 42, starting Feb. 6 through April 30.

EGYPTAIR

Egypt's flag carrier said on Jan. 30 it would suspend all flights to and from China starting Feb. 1.

EL AL ISRAEL AIRLINES

El Al Israel Airlines said on Jan. 30 it was suspending flights to Beijing until March 25. Israel's Health Ministry said it will not allow flights from China to land at its airports.

ETHIOPIAN AIRLINES

The African carrier on Jan. 30 denied reports it had suspended all flights to China. The airline's statement contradicted its passenger call centre, which told Reuters earlier in the day that flights to China had been suspended.

FINNAIR

Finland's Finnair said on Jan. 28 it would suspend its flights to Nanjing and Beijing until the end of March after China suspended international group travel from the country.

Finnair will suspend its three weekly flights between Helsinki and Beijing Daxing between Feb. 5 and March 29 and its two weekly flights between Helsinki and Nanjing between Feb. 8 and March 29.

KENYA AIRWAYS

Kenya Airways said on Jan. 31 it has suspended all flights to China until further notice.

LION AIR

Indonesia's Lion Air Group said on Jan. 29 it would suspend all flights to China from February. The airline has suspended six flights from several Indonesian cities to China so far and will suspend the rest next month.

LUFTHANSA

Germany's Lufthansa said on Jan. 29 it was suspending Lufthansa, Swiss and Austrian Airlines flights to and from China until Feb. 9. The airline continues to fly to Hong Kong, but it will stop taking bookings for flights to mainland China until the end of February.

ROYAL AIR MAROC

Moroccan airline Royal Air Maroc (RAM) has temporarily suspended its direct flights to China, the company said on Jan. 30. RAM had on Jan. 16 launched a direct air route with three flights weekly between its Casablanca hub and Beijing.

RWANDAIR

Rwanda carrier RwandAir has halted flights to and from China until further notice, the airline said in a statement on Friday. The decision will be reviewed later in February, it said.

SAS

Nordic airline SAS said on Jan. 30 it has decided to suspend all flights to and from Shanghai and Beijing from Jan. 31 until Feb. 9.

SAS offers 12 regular weekly connections from and to Shanghai and Beijing.

SINGAPORE AIRLINESS

Singapore Airlines Ltd SIAL.SI said on Jan. 31 it would reduce capacity on some of its routes to mainland China in February.

The cuts include flights to Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Chengdu, Xiamen and Chongqing, some of which are flown by regional arm SilkAir. Its budget carrier Scoot is also cutting back on flights to China.

TURKISH AIRLINES

Turkey's flag carrier said on Jan. 30 it would decrease frequency on scheduled flights to Beijing, Guangzhou, Shanghai and Xian between Feb. 5 and Feb. 29.

UNITED AIRLINES

Chicago-based United said it would implement a second phase of flight cancellations between its hub cities in the United States and Beijing, Hong Kong and Shanghai, resulting in 332 additional round trips being called off through March 28.

The cancellations will reduce the carrier's daily departures for mainland China and Hong Kong to four daily departures from 12.

United had previously suspended 24 U.S. flights to Beijing, Hong Kong and Shanghai between Feb. 1 and Feb. 8 because of a significant drop in demand.

UNITED PARCEL SERVICE INC

UPS has cancelled 22 China flights, as a result of the Wuhan quarantines and normal manufacturing closures due to the Lunar New Year holiday, UPS Chief Executive David Abney said on Jan. 30. He did not specify how many flights cancellations were due to the virus.

VIRGIN ATLANTIC

Virgin Atlantic said on Jan. 30 it would suspend its daily operations to Shanghai for two weeks from Feb. 2. It cited declining demand for flights and the safety of its customers and staff. - Reuters
 
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Fri Jan 31, 2020 3:34 pm

http://cs.mfa.gov.cn/gyls/lsgz/fwxx/P02 ... 077823.pdf

An altogether 62 countries around the world have imposed a variety of entry restrictions/measures for Chinese nationals owing to the coronavirus outbreak, per lastest updated stats by Ministry of Foreign Affairs PRC as of today Jan 31 :alert: :alert: :alert:
 
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Most of us are worried and concerned about overall situation and then I found this in our country ! take a look at below link and pictures....is that not total shambles???

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/arti ... orton.html

Is this stupid or being overconfident?
 
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Fri Jan 31, 2020 3:53 pm

reply1984 wrote:
FlyingHonu001 wrote:
FlyingHonu001 wrote:

New update from the KL front: All outbound flights to mainland China as listed above will be suspended after the upcoming weekend.

Source: https://news.klm.com/klm-suspends-flights-to-china/


Interesting sidenote on KLM:
their daily flights KL887 / KL888 AMS <-> HKG are still planned and remain scheduled. Can someone confirm this? HKG is also technically China isnt it?


"Mainland China" does not include Hong Kong.


That's strange, there are reported cases in the city, according to official sources. https://www.chp.gov.hk/en/miniweb/press ... 00063.html
So no lock-down for VHHH?
 
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Fri Jan 31, 2020 3:55 pm

theaviator380 wrote:
Most of us are worried and concerned about overall situation and then I found this in our country ! take a look at below link and pictures....is that not total shambles???

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/arti ... orton.html

Is this stupid or being overconfident?


Well, it sounds quite british quite frankly to not have things sorted properly, I won't even bother commenting on the 747 for 83 pax, but this is indeed concerning. Let's hope they all washed their hands after eh?
Two cases confirmed in the country? Of course we would therefore not worry about more coming from the source carrying anything....
 
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Fri Jan 31, 2020 4:09 pm

Delta will suspend all China flights beginning next Monday afternoon. The last flights to China will depart Monday with the last return flight from China Feb 6.

All DL flights to remain suspended through early April.
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https://www.thestar.com.my/business/2020/01/31/airlines-suspend-china-flights-over-coronavirus

AIR CANADA

Air Canada said on Jan. 28 it was cancelling select flights to China.


Air Canada has now canceled ALL flights to Beijing and Shanghai (33 weekly) from Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal until Feb 29th. Last flights returned yesterday, 1/30.
 
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What's happening with the ME3? Which one will blink first?
 
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Fri Jan 31, 2020 4:16 pm

FlyingHonu001 wrote:
reply1984 wrote:
FlyingHonu001 wrote:

Interesting sidenote on KLM:
their daily flights KL887 / KL888 AMS <-> HKG are still planned and remain scheduled. Can someone confirm this? HKG is also technically China isnt it?


"Mainland China" does not include Hong Kong.


That's strange, there are reported cases in the city, according to official sources. https://www.chp.gov.hk/en/miniweb/press ... 00063.html
So no lock-down for VHHH?


There are cases in dozens of countries, including UK, France, US, Japan, South Korea......So no lock-down for those countries?
 
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Fri Jan 31, 2020 4:23 pm

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What's happening with the ME3? Which one will blink first?


ME3 follow different strategy, being sixth freedom carriers with very little % of native passengers, they continue to carry passengers to affected areas well after other carriers stopped service. One fine day the will stop service, leaving citizen repatriation headache of those respective governments. I can give past examples but don't want a thread drift.
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FlyingHonu001 wrote:
That's strange, there are reported cases in the city, according to official sources. https://www.chp.gov.hk/en/miniweb/press ... 00063.html
So no lock-down for VHHH?


Not yet. The reported case are so far no worse than the case being reported in US. Quite frankly, there are more confirmed cases in Thailand than HK. Same for Singapore (16).

Both UA and AA are offering waiver to change flights to/from HKG, though.

(Getting off topic rant)If the HK govt insist on their stupidity of NOT fully closing the border to/from mainland China, I can see services eventually stop at HKG also. Sooner or later HKG will become the true "transit port" for the coronavirus with every single mainlander getting out of mainland via HK!

peterinlisbon wrote:
SINGAPORE AIRLINESS

Singapore Airlines Ltd SIAL.SI said on Jan. 31 it would reduce capacity on some of its routes to mainland China in February.

The cuts include flights to Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Chengdu, Xiamen and Chongqing, some of which are flown by regional arm SilkAir. Its budget carrier Scoot is also cutting back on flights to China.


https://www.scmp.com/week-asia/health-e ... llers-stem

Singapore just announced closing the border to ALL new visitors from mainland China, so I can see SQ/MI and 3K suspending ALL their mainland China routes.
 
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Fri Jan 31, 2020 4:31 pm

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What's happening with the ME3? Which one will blink first?


Looks like it’s American and Delta.
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/01/31/coronav ... feb-6.html
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Fri Jan 31, 2020 4:34 pm

The aircraft has taken off and is on route to Spain I hear, possible more EU evacuees onboard.

https://www.flightradar24.com/PLM472/23b68ede
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Fri Jan 31, 2020 4:35 pm

American suspends all mainland China until March 27

http://news.aa.com/news/news-details/20 ... fault.aspx
 
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United787 wrote:
Why isn't the Trump Administration banning flights from China?

Hainan's PEK-ORD flew yesterday and will fly tomorrow as regular.
United's PEK-ORD is currently en route.
United and China Eastern's PVG-ORD are currently en route.
Cathay Pacific's HKG-ORD is currently en route.

Also, why are they not banning passengers who have transited through other airports who have been in China in the last 30 days?

Probably due to the China trade deal at hand
 
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Six air crew from Cathay Dragon have been placed under medical surveillance after coming into close contact with coronavirus patients, the union for Cathay Dragon is considering going on strike

https://twitter.com/JournoDannyAero/sta ... 36133?s=20
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American Airlines just announced the suspension of ALL flights to China, effective today thru March 27th.

http://news.aa.com/news/news-details/20 ... oom_Alerts
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Now that DL/AA have canned China flying, wonder if UA will follow suit shortly.


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More bad news for CX, this was the load for a HKG-TPE flight earlier today

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https://twitter.com/justinaknope/status ... 44608?s=20
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Interesting that DL is not stopping flights until 06 Feb. I expect that date will change.
 
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Regarding the handling of the evacuation flight to RAF Brize Norton, it does not make sense to expose unprotected people to potential carriers. Irresponsible behaviour IMO. Why are all who need to be in contact with these evacuees not protected?
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Interesting that DL is not stopping flights until 06 Feb. I expect that date will change.


Probably to let people evacuate and get staff out
 
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Inside N705CK - Kalitta's 744 makeshift passenger a/c
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Six air crew from Cathay Dragon have been placed under medical surveillance after coming into close contact with coronavirus patients, the union for Cathay Dragon is considering going on strike

https://twitter.com/JournoDannyAero/sta ... 36133?s=20

For those of us who are typical Americans and can't speak any other language, does that article say anything about the credibility of the threat to strike?

And do CX and KA have different unions or the same one?
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Meanwhile in the UK, the passengers flown in from Wuhan were put on a normal coach and driven half way across the country. The drivers safety ruled not that important?

https://e3.365dm.com/20/01/1600x900/sky ... 0131152211
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Meanwhile in the UK, the passengers flown in from Wuhan were put on a normal coach and driven half way across the country. The drivers safety ruled not that important?

https://e3.365dm.com/20/01/1600x900/sky ... 0131152211


When I heard Brize was the destination, I assumed the evacuees would be put in a military aircraft for the next stage of the journey, and perhaps flown to Hawarden ? Seeing them herded onto buses with unprotected drivers and ground staff shaking hands with the evacuees is beyond farcical
 
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JannEejit wrote:
uta999 wrote:
Meanwhile in the UK, the passengers flown in from Wuhan were put on a normal coach and driven half way across the country. The drivers safety ruled not that important?

https://e3.365dm.com/20/01/1600x900/sky ... 0131152211


When I heard Brize was the destination, I assumed the evacuees would be put in a military aircraft for the next stage of the journey, and perhaps flown to Hawarden ? Seeing them herded onto buses with unprotected drivers and ground staff shaking hands with the evacuees is beyond farcical



Makes me wonder, are these already tested people and confirmed negative?
 
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American suspends all mainland China until March 27

http://news.aa.com/news/news-details/20 ... fault.aspx


An important note in the press release is the US State Department’s recent upgrade of the travel advisory to “Do not travel” for US citizens to all of China.

State Department Statement:
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“Do not travel to China due to the novel coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, China. On January 30, the World Health Organization determined the rapidly spreading outbreak constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. Travelers should be prepared for travel restrictions to be put into effect with little or no advance notice. Commercial carriers have reduced or suspended routes to and from China.

Those currently in China should consider departing using commercial means. The Department of State has requested that all non-essential U.S. government personnel defer travel to China in light of the novel coronavirus.

In an effort to contain the novel coronavirus, the Chinese authorities have suspended air, road, and rail travel in the area around Wuhan and placed restrictions on travel and other activities throughout the country. On January 23, 2020, the Department of State ordered the departure of all non-emergency U.S. personnel and their family members from Wuhan. The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in Hubei province. On January 29, 2020, the Department of State allowed for the voluntary departure of non-emergency personnel and family members of U.S. government employees from China.”


https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/china-travel-advisory.html
 
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theaviator380 wrote:
JannEejit wrote:
uta999 wrote:
Meanwhile in the UK, the passengers flown in from Wuhan were put on a normal coach and driven half way across the country. The drivers safety ruled not that important?

https://e3.365dm.com/20/01/1600x900/sky ... 0131152211


When I heard Brize was the destination, I assumed the evacuees would be put in a military aircraft for the next stage of the journey, and perhaps flown to Hawarden ? Seeing them herded onto buses with unprotected drivers and ground staff shaking hands with the evacuees is beyond farcical



Makes me wonder, are these already tested people and confirmed negative?



Why bother with quarantine in that case ?
 
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cjg225 wrote:
qf789 wrote:
Six air crew from Cathay Dragon have been placed under medical surveillance after coming into close contact with coronavirus patients, the union for Cathay Dragon is considering going on strike

https://twitter.com/JournoDannyAero/sta ... 36133?s=20

For those of us who are typical Americans and can't speak any other language, does that article say anything about the credibility of the threat to strike?

And do CX and KA have different unions or the same one?


CX and KA has different union representatives AFAIK.

The KA union will hold a meeting next week (Feb. 8) to discuss a possible strike on all HK-Mainland flights. They met with the management 4 days ago already, with the management not willing to suspend mainland flights.
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CX and KA has different union representatives AFAIK.

The KA union hold a meeting next week (Feb. 8) to discuss a possible strike on all HK-Mainland flights. They met with the management 4 days ago already, with the management not willing to suspend mainland flights.

Good to know. Thanks for the info.
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Interior pics of the Kalitta 747 here https://samchui.com/2020/01/31/us-evacu ... jRut2hKhaQ
 
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Now that DL/AA have canned China flying, wonder if UA will follow suit shortly.


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United announced a little over an hour ago that all flights to CTU, PEK, and PVG will cease starting February 6 through March 28th. For now UA is saying they will maintain 1x daily nonstop HKG-SFO. However I expect that lone flight is at risk of being temporarily suspended as well especially if Hong Kong is just as infected as the rest of mainland China.
 
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Anyone knows if Air India rescue B747, VT-ESP has taken off from Wuhan yet?
 
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Fri Jan 31, 2020 7:22 pm

747d10 wrote:
Clackers wrote:
What's happening with the ME3? Which one will blink first?


Looks like it’s American and Delta.
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/01/31/coronav ... feb-6.html


I was wondering about Middle East 3, not US3.
 
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Fri Jan 31, 2020 7:35 pm

trijetsonly wrote:
AirbusOnly wrote:
Germany will send a military plane, I guess one of the „Luftwaffe“ Airbuses to Wuhan from Cologne today to evacuate around 190 Germans, but don’t know the reg. Nr or flying times. Just read it at Tagesschau.de


A310 10+23 departed CGN around 12:00 local with the callsign GAF213 to evacuate 90 German citizens and 40 citizens from other nations from Wuhan. In exchange they deliver 10.000 biological protection suits to China.


Seems it can’t be tracked at FR24 - I cannot find it!
 
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Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

Fri Jan 31, 2020 7:43 pm

FlyingHonu001 wrote:
FlyingHonu001 wrote:
FlyingHonu001 wrote:
As of today
AMS <-> PVG - KL894/896 - Reduced service from 11 to 7 flights/week
AMS <-> HGH - KL882 - Suspended
AMS <-> PEK - KL898 - Unchanged
AMS <-> CTU - KL892 - Suspended
AMS <-> XMN - KL884 - Suspended
AMS <-> HKG - KL888 - Unchanged

Source: https://news.klm.com/update-corona-virus-2-ii/


New update from the KL front: All outbound flights to mainland China as listed above will be suspended after the upcoming weekend.

Source: https://news.klm.com/klm-suspends-flights-to-china/


Interesting sidenote on KLM:
their daily flights KL887 / KL888 AMS <-> HKG are still planned and remain scheduled. Can someone confirm this? HKG is also technically China isnt it?


Yes Hong Kong is still operating as normal.
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Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

Fri Jan 31, 2020 8:02 pm

AirbusOnly wrote:
trijetsonly wrote:
AirbusOnly wrote:
Germany will send a military plane, I guess one of the „Luftwaffe“ Airbuses to Wuhan from Cologne today to evacuate around 190 Germans, but don’t know the reg. Nr or flying times. Just read it at Tagesschau.de


A310 10+23 departed CGN around 12:00 local with the callsign GAF213 to evacuate 90 German citizens and 40 citizens from other nations from Wuhan. In exchange they deliver 10.000 biological protection suits to China.


Seems it can’t be tracked at FR24 - I cannot find it!


No, military flights like these can usually only be tracked at https://global.adsbexchange.com/VirtualRadar/desktop.html


Interestingly, there is an Turkish Airforce A400M flying to Central China as well. Does anyone know if Turkey does an evacuation mission?
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Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

Fri Jan 31, 2020 8:33 pm

Alitalia stopped all flights to/from China.
This morning the last five flights from China arrived at Milan Malpensa (two Air China flights from Beijing and Shanghai) and the last three at Rome Leonardo Da Vinci (Air China A330 from Hanghzou, Hainan Airlines A330 from Chongqing, China Southern B787 from Guanghzou).
In the afternoon the last flight from Italy left for China with a load of tourist going back to their country.
Italian Government announced a National Emergency after the first two SARS infected in Italy, Rome, two Chinese tourists staying in an hotel in the city centre. They arrived on January 23rd at MIlan Malpensa and then continued to Rome, The two tourists have been hospitalized while many other tourists of the hotel have not been checked because left it during the night.
In the meanwhile the two Chinese tourists on board of Costa Smeralda ship are negative and the 6.000 people on board in quarantine at Civitavecchia port can restart to breathe.
Now there is the problem of the many Chinese tourists here in Italy to repatriate; on February 2nd a military flight should depart for China for the repatriating of the Italian citizens that want to leave the country.
 
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Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

Fri Jan 31, 2020 8:42 pm

crazy wrote:
Alitalia stopped all flights to/from China.
This morning the last five flights from China arrived at Milan Malpensa (two Air China flights from Beijing and Shanghai) and the last three at Rome Leonardo Da Vinci (Air China A330 from Hanghzou, Hainan Airlines A330 from Chongqing, China Southern B787 from Guanghzou).
In the afternoon the last flight from Italy left for China with a load of tourist going back to their country.
Italian Government announced a National Emergency after the first two SARS infected in Italy, Rome, two Chinese tourists staying in an hotel in the city centre. They arrived on January 23rd at MIlan Malpensa and then continued to Rome, The two tourists have been hospitalized while many other tourists of the hotel have not been checked because left it during the night.
In the meanwhile the two Chinese tourists on board of Costa Smeralda ship are negative and the 6.000 people on board in quarantine at Civitavecchia port can restart to breathe.
Now there is the problem of the many Chinese tourists here in Italy to repatriate; on February 2nd a military flight should depart for China for the repatriating of the Italian citizens that want to leave the country.

Having a really hard time finding articles on this, could you link me to some ( Italian language stuff is no issue) ? Is the military flight a charted aircraft or is it an aircraft from Air force stock?
 
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Fri Jan 31, 2020 9:05 pm

theaviator380 wrote:
JannEejit wrote:
uta999 wrote:
Meanwhile in the UK, the passengers flown in from Wuhan were put on a normal coach and driven half way across the country. The drivers safety ruled not that important?

https://e3.365dm.com/20/01/1600x900/sky ... 0131152211


When I heard Brize was the destination, I assumed the evacuees would be put in a military aircraft for the next stage of the journey, and perhaps flown to Hawarden ? Seeing them herded onto buses with unprotected drivers and ground staff shaking hands with the evacuees is beyond farcical



Makes me wonder, are these already tested people and confirmed negative?


But if they are confirmed negative why are then placed in isolation ?
 
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Fri Jan 31, 2020 9:10 pm

https://hk.appledaily.com/local/2020013 ... 2c8dBE1V4A
Cathay Dragon labor union to discuss and vote on possible industrial actions to urge the airlines to suspend all flights to Mainland China
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Fri Jan 31, 2020 10:00 pm

Was playing around, found this Korean Air flight (747) headed from WUH to GMP in Seoul. KE9884 flight no.

https://www.flightradar24.com/KAL9884/23b76d4d
 
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Fri Jan 31, 2020 10:02 pm

trijetsonly wrote:

Interestingly, there is an Turkish Airforce A400M flying to Central China as well. Does anyone know if Turkey does an evacuation mission?
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Yes.

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