How Airports Globally are Responding to Coronavirus (Updated Frequently)

Updated as of May 4, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. EDT.

As the world copes with the coronavirus (COVID-19), businesses have been navigating their response to the pandemic. To that end, we at Aislelabs are compiling a constantly updating resource for how airports are responding to the crisis around the world.

By providing a summary of all publicly available information from airports around the world, we hope to help you understand what other airports are implementing to help combat this virus. We’re also making available some simple anonymous aggregated information that we hope to give airport operators updated data from which to make informed decisions. All airports are grouped by region and listed alphabetically with links to the original sources included for further information.

This article is a work-in-progress and will be updated frequently to bring you current information on what is being done to minimize the spread of COVID-19. We hope that, along with following government health and safety guidelines, this will be an indispensable resource for professionals in the aviation industry. If there are any questions or feedback, you can contact us via email.

Airports in General

Many airports continue to remain open but are restricting flights from some countries or to foreign nationals altogether. Cleaning has intensified with keen attention paid to customer and employee touch points such as door handles, escalators, and bathrooms as well as deep cleaning of high trafficked areas. Hand sanitizers have been installed at most airports around the world. Several airports are also using thermal imaging to scan for passengers with a fever and are providing staff with masks and gloves. Several countries are also mandating fourteen day quarantine for arriving passengers.
Infographic below shows how COVID-19 pandemic is already affecting airports across the globe.

All airport are experiencing an 80% drop in YoY international flights. This drop is expected to maintain for the next few weeks as Airports operate at minimum levels.

Most flights were cancelled in the 3rd week of March and continue to be cancelled through April. Passengers are advised to check with their respective airlines for any trips and travel restrictions.

Data insights from the Aislelabs Platform as of May 4, 2020

  • There is an 80% decrease in international flights across the board.
  • Asian airports were the earliest to feel the impact Coronavirus had on flights.
  • Even as the epicentre shifted to Europe, Asian airports continued to be hardest hit.
  • Latin America saw positive growth in the number of domestic flights up the first week of March.
  • North American flights seem less affected and are running almost as if it’s business as usual.
  • Unsurprisingly, international flights have been most impacted by the pandemic.

*Year over Year comparison of flight movements between 2020 / 2019. All data is compiled from a few major representative airports in different regions. It is also based on flight movements and not the number of passengers aboard each plane nor the size of aircraft being flow. It is possible airlines may be flying smaller aircraft with less seats in place of larger aircraft. Thus, while in some cases there seems to be little change or even growth in the number of flights, the amount of passengers flying aboard may still be fewer than normal.


General insights as of April 29, 2020, all information categorized by region and alphabetized.

  • The United States has banned flights from highly affected regions while Canada has banned all foreign nationals.
  • North American airports requiring the use of non-medical face masks or coverings.
  • Most European countries have banned foreign nationals, with the exception of the United Kingdom.
  • Most Middle East countries have banned both domestic and international flights.
  • Some Asian Pacific countries have banned flights from highly affected regions.
  • Australia has banned all foreign nationals from entering the country.
  • Some Latin American countries continue to operate normally, however some have all suspended flights.
  • Chile is using copper counters as its natural antibacterial properties reduce the lifespan of the virus on its surface.
  • All airports have increased cleaning frequency.
  • Restaurants and lounges in the United States are open, some with reduced hours or are take-out only.
  • European airports have closed all non-essential retailers except for the United Kingdom.
  • Many Asian, Latin American, and Middle Eastern countries are using thermal imaging to scan for fevers.
  • In addition to thermal scanners, Abu Dhabi International Airport is using nasal swabbing and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) checks.

Regions

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North America

North American airports have been less affected, overall, by the Coronavirus. In the United States, some international flights have been suspended from high risk regions. Canada has barred foreign nationals from entering the country with certain exceptions for workers, diplomats, and connecting flights. Some restaurants and lounges in terminals remain open but some with reduced hours and others have been allowed to temporarily close altogether. Some specialty retailers have closed and newsstands remain largely open. Most amenities where people can congregate have closed and cleaning has increased in frequency with the use of disinfectants. Additional hand sanitizer units have been deployed and some airports have made sanitary wipes available at each gate to allow passengers to sanitize their seat on the plane.

Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport

Latest Update: Some international flights have been suspended and several American Airlines ticket counters have been closed along with several checkpoints and parking lots. Valet service continues at a single location, however.

Many restaurants have reduced hours or temporarily closed and DFW Earth Day celebrations have been cancelled. Additional hand sanitizer units have been installed throughout the airport (with more on order) and sanitary wipes have been added at each gate to allow passengers to sanitize their seat on the plane. Additional custodial staff has been deployed to sanitize high touch point areas, restrooms, and other public areas more frequently with germ-killing cleaning agents. Air hand dryers have been deactivated and replaced with paper towels.

Some lounges remain open while all yoga studio locations have been closed. Chapels also remain open but with no more than 10 people allowed in a location at one time and chaplaincy services have been suspended.

Lines have been modified to provide additional space between waiting passengers. Foreign nationals who have been to China, Iran, Most European Countries, United Kingdom, and Ireland in the previous fourteen days to arrival at the airport are being denied entry to the United States.

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

Latest Update: Encouraging wearing a face mask.

Latest Update: Daily coordination with public health, CDC, and other agencies for updates, additional guidance, and instructions. Increased frequency of cleaning of terminals with the use of environmental friendly cleaning and disinfectant agents. All employees have been trained on recommended personal hygiene and cleaning practices. Signage with advice on recognizing and dealing with symptoms relating to the virus has been posted throughout for passengers and employees and public messages are displayed on digital displays.

New York City John F Kennedy International Airport

Latest Update: Increased cleaning of restrooms and high touch point surfaces has increased at the airport, bus terminals, and PATH train system. All areas are being regularly disinfected using CDC recommended disinfectant agents. Signage with guidance on recognizing and dealing with symptoms relating to the virus has been posted throughout for passengers and employees.

Las Vegas McCarran International Airport

Latest Update: Closing several areas of the airport in order to make cleaning more efficient.

Latest Update: Hospital grade disinfectant being used on all high touch point surfaces such as kiosks, escalators, and door handles.

Los Angeles International Airport

Latest Update: Disinfecting and cleaning shuttle fleet at minimum three times per day.

Latest Update: Additional hand sanitizer stations deployed throughout terminals. Public areas and restrooms are cleaned once an hour. Increased cleaning for frequently touched points such as door handles, handrails, escalators, elevator buttons, and using strong bacteria-killing disinfectants. Signage with advice on recognizing and dealing with symptoms relating to the virus has been posted throughout for passengers and employees.

CDC enhanced screening with protocols in place to isolate quarantine stations operation from our employees and the public. Shuttle fleet that serves employees and the public is disinfected and cleaned at least three-times per day, minimum.

Minneapolis Airport

Latest Update: Increased cleaning and disinfection for touch points throughout the airport with a focus on high-use restrooms, terminal seating, public handrails, and food courts. Extra disinfection of public spaces being conducted throughout the airport and additional hand sanitizer units have been installed throughout all terminals.

Restaurants remain open, however some venues have reduced their hours and diners are encouraged to keep a safe social distance. The InterContinental Hotel also remains open and is taking reservations, however the restaurant at the hotel has been closed.

Chicago O’Hare International Airport

Latest Update: Increased cleaning for frequently touched points such as door handles, handrails, escalators, elevator buttons, and using strong bacteria-killing disinfectants. Additional hand sanitizer stations deployed throughout terminals with regimented refill schedule. Signage, social media channels, and information booths provide advice on recognizing and dealing with symptoms relating to the virus has been posted throughout for passengers and employees.

Passengers limited to fifteen or less on airport shuttle buses. Some restaurants, bars, and other concessionaires remain open with tables and seats removed to increase spacing and reduce density. Shared condiment or utensil items have been removed from common areas and reusable menus have been replaced with one-use disposable menus or visual displays at sit-down restaurants. Others food & beverage retailers have opted to close temporarily or are operating under limited hours.

Orlando International Airport

Latest Update: Flights to Europe and the UK have been suspended due to Federal restrictions. An enhanced cleaning schedule has been implemented. U.S. citizens and legal residents returning to the country will be required to be screened through one of 13 federally approved airports of which Orlando is not one.

San Francisco International Airport

April 21, 2020: Face mask mandatory while waiting to enter or inside of the airport.

March 26, 2020: All flight activity consolidated to a singe concourse.

March 20, 2020: Some concessions have temporarily closed or have reduced hours but restaurants remain open with to-go service only. Specialty retailers and duty free stores have also been temporarily closed but newsstands currently remain open. Amenities such as the Aviation Museum and Library, spa services, and Yoga Rooms have been temporarily closed, as well.

Foreign nationals who have been to China, Iran, Most European Countries, United Kingdom, and Ireland in the previous fourteen days to arrival at the airport are being denied entry to the United States. Enhanced cleaning and disinfection measures throughout the airport has been implemented to combat the virus.

Toronto Pearson Airport

April 17, 2020: All passengers on all flights are required to wear non-medical face masks or coverings during the boarding process.

March 26, 2020: Mandatory isolation for any international passengers entering the country for 14 days.

March 19, 2020: Foreign nationals from all countries are barred from entering Canada with exceptions for air crews, travellers arriving in Canada in transit to a third country, Canadian permanent residents, diplomats, or immediate family members of Canadian citizens.

Screening measures have been strengthened with health screening at kiosks and cleaning and disinfection of high-traffic areas and facilities at the airport has increased. Signage with guidance on recognizing and dealing with symptoms relating to the virus has been posted throughout for passengers and employees. Additional hand sanitizer units have been installed at key terminal locations, access points, and other heavily travelled areas while disinfectant wipes and solutions are being used on escalator, moving sidewalk, stairwell, hard surfaces, and baggage cart handrails and handles.

Aggregate Details for North American Airports

Using aggregated data from the Aislelabs platform we can see what the overall change in flight movements by comparing 2020 against 2019 at airports around North America is.

  • Year-over-year, the average number of international flights during the first week of February dropped by 6.79% and domestic flights dropped 4.46%.
  • Year-over-year, the average number of international flights during the first week of March dropped by 8.09% and domestic flights dropped 4.43%.
  • Year-over-year, the average number of international flights during the third week of March dropped by 17.81% and domestic flights dropped 4.7%.
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Europe / UK

Most European countries have suspended international flights for non-European countries. Most non-essential retailers have been closed at airports, however most mini-markets, newsstands, and pharmacies remain open. The United Kingdom’s airports remain largely open with restaurants open for takeaway only. Heathrow has added an on site medical team for suspected cases of the virus. Cleaning has intensified at all airports with keen attention to frequently touched points such as door handles, handrails, escalators, elevator buttons, and using strong bacteria-killing disinfectants and additional hand sanitizer units have been installed.

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

April 29, 2020: All Transavia flights to Netherlands and other destinations have been cancelled until May 27. All passengers will receive a questionnaire from the airline and must be completed before boarding.

April 3, 2020: Requests 14 day quarantine for arrivals from the USA, China, Hong Kong, South Korea, Italy, Spain, and Austria. Some passenger areas have been closed. Food and beverage establishments have been closed until April 28. Grab&Fly kiosks remain open.

March 21, 2020: Amsterdam Airport Schiphol remains open at a heavily reduced capacity for passenger flights that are still arriving and departing, as well as repatriation of Dutch citizens, freight traffic, emergency services and alternative aircraft. All flights from Spain have been temporarily suspended until April 4th with exceptions for flights that are sending Spanish passengers to their home country. There are also entry restrictions for non-EU citizens who wish to travel to the Netherlands. Restrictions do not apply to European Union and United Kingdom citizens and their family members. Citizens from Norway, Iceland, Switzerland, Lichtenstein and their family members, are also exempted.

Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport

Latest Update: Temporary closures of some terminals.

Latest Update: Non-essential retailers have been closed with only Relay shops, mini-markets, and pharmacies remaining open. Restaurants are also remaining open but with takeaway service only. All travel between non-European countries and the European Union have been suspended for a thirty day period as of March 17th and non-European citizens will not be admitted to the terminal. Exceptions are made for foreign citizens holding a French residence permit or a European residence permit returning home, goods transportation personnel, and health professionals mobilized in the fight against the Coronavirus. Travel within Europe is highly discouraged but has not been barred.

Frankfurt Airport

Latest Update: All incoming passengers from any countries must enter a 14-day quarantine from April 10.

March 20, 2020: An entry ban for all non-European Union citizens for a thirty day period starting March 17th. Exceptions are made for citizens of Great Britain, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland as well as their family members. Operating hours for retailers and restaurants have been reduced while pharmacies remain open at regular hours.

London Gatwick Airport

Latest Update: Closed some areas in the airport.

Previous Update: Additional cleaning staff dedicated to cleaning common use surfaces, such as handrails, doors and touchscreens has been added and focus on these enhanced cleaning tasks exclusively. Screening measures including temperature checks and general health or recent travel questions are in use.

Rome Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport

March 28, 2020: Arriving passengers barred from public transportation.

March 23, 2020: All arriving and departing passengers from the Schengen Area are required to submit to health checks by USMAF doctors of the Ministry of Health. Signage with guidance on recognizing and dealing with symptoms relating to the virus has been posted throughout for passengers and employees. Retailers have been temporarily closed with the exception of pharmacies and newsstands/bookstores. Announcements, signage, and social media posts recommending travellers keep a minimum of distance of one metre from each other are continuously published.

London Heathrow Airport

April 29, 2020: Terminal 3 has been closed and China Southern has been temporarily located from Terminal 4 to Terminal 2.

Previous Update: Enhanced flight monitoring of flights from affected regions and liaising with flight crews. A dedicated Public Health England (PHE) team of doctors and colleagues are on site at Heathrow in a dedicated, isolated, terminal pier area to deal with suspected cases. Airport Fire Service have also been provided with additional training and personal protection equipment if required to act as first responders to suspected cases.

Signage with guidance on recognizing and dealing with symptoms relating to the virus has been posted throughout for passengers and employees.

Hand sanitizer units have been installed throughout the airport. Increased cleaning for frequently touched points such as door handles, handrails, escalators, elevator buttons, and using strong bacteria-killing disinfectants.

Some retailers and restaurants have either closed or reduced hours. Restaurants are providing takeaway service only. Some lounges have also temporarily closed or reduced services as well.

Aggregate Details for European and UK Airports

Using aggregated data from the Aislelabs platform we can see what the overall change in flight movements by comparing 2020 against 2019 at airports around Europe/UK is.

  • Year-over-year, the average number of international flights during the first week of February dropped by 3.33% and domestic flights increased 0.3%.
  • Year-over-year, the average number of international flights during the first week of March dropped by 3.75% and domestic flights increased 2.37%.
  • Year-over-year, the average number of international flights during the third week of March dropped by 24.32% and domestic flights dropped 15.56%.
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Middle East

The Middle East has almost entirely suspended both international and domestic flights. Exceptions have been made for cargo transportation and emergency or special flights. Many airports continue to take precautionary measures such as thermal screening and nasal swabbing.

Abu Dhabi International Airport

April 2, 2020: Renews entry suspension of all foreign nationals holding valid UAE residence visa for two weeks.

March 23, 2020: UAE has suspended all passenger flights for fourteen days from March 24th at which point the decision will be reassessed. The airport will remain open for vital cargo operations and special repatriation flights. Precautionary measures including thermal screening, nasal swabbing, and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) checks remain in effect.

Dubai International Airport

April 3, 2020: Effective April 5, some Emirates airline commencing operation to selected destinations. All passengers will undergo thermal scanning and asked to bring their own face masks and gloves.

March 24, 2020: UAE has suspended all passenger flights for fourteen days from March 24th at which point the decision will be reassessed. The airport will remain open for vital cargo operations and special repatriation flights. Precautionary measures including thermal screening and nasal swabbing remain in effect.

Dubai World Central

April 22, 2020: UAE has suspended all passenger flights until further notice. Planning for phased remobilization once travel restrictions lift. Aviation partners, tenants, and concessionaires have been provided with details of an assistance program including waving all fees for businesses forced to close and financial adjustments for those that remained open during the reduced airport activity.

March 23, 2020: UAE has suspended all passenger flights for fourteen days from March 24th at which point the decision will be reassessed. The airport will remain open for vital cargo operations and special repatriation flights.

Manama Bahrain International Airport

March 22, 2020: Entry into Bahrain remains restricted to nationals and residents, and travellers holding a letter of prior permission to enter.

Latest Update: Bahrain International Airport is taking all possible measures to safeguard the health and wellbeing of passengers at the airport.

Doha Hamad International Airport

Latest Update: Entry to the State of Qatar will only be allowed for Qatari Nationals who are required to enter quarantine for a period of 14 days upon arrival.

Riyadh King Khalid International Airport

Latest Update: All international and domestic flights have been placed on hold until further notice.

Muscat International Airport

March 24, 2020: Oman has suspended all passenger flights beginning March 29th with exceptions for Musandam Governate flights and cargo flights. Only Omanis are allowed to enter the country and are barred from exiting the country.

Medina Prince Mohammad bin Abdulaziz International Airport

Latest Update: No official update or resource available at this time.

Aggregate Details for Middle East Airports

Using aggregated data from the Aislelabs platform we can see what the overall drop in flights at airports in the Middle East is like.

  • Year-over-year, the average number of international flights during the first week of February dropped by 3.25%.
  • Year-over-year, the average number of international flights during the first week of March dropped by 6.58%.
  • Year-over-year, the average number of international flights during the third week of March dropped by 32.96%.
*Note: information on domestic flights is unavailable at this time.
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Asia Pacific

Asia was the first to feel the impact of the virus and, even as Europe has become the epicentre, Asian airports continue to be the most impacted. Many countries across Asia and the Pacific have instituted mandatory thermal checks for passengers. Some have provided face masks and gloves for employees, especially for those who deal with the public and additional hand sanitizer units have been installed. Some countries have banned foreign nationals from highly affected areas while others, such as Australia, have banned all foreign nationals. Many countries also require mandatory fourteen day quarantines for arriving passengers. Cleaning has intensified along with the installation of, or access to, hand sanitizers. Some countries have medical bays available on site.

Beijing Capital International Airport

Latest Update: No official update or resource available at this time.

Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport

Latest Update: No official update or resource available at this time.

Hong Kong International Airport

April 29, 2020: All Hong Kong residents arriving from overseas by plane will be subject to a compulsory 14-day quarantine.

March 25, 2020: All non-Honk Kong residents are barred from entry. All inbound travellers required to be tested for COVID-19 as of April 8.

March 6, 2020: All departing, arrival, and transfer passengers are required to undergo body temperature checks. All passengers who have been to any overseas countries/territories, regardless of whether they are Hong Kong residents, are required for compulsory quarantine.

Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport

April 29, 2020: Extended suspension of all flights until May 3.

April 9, 2020: Extended suspension of all flights until April 14.

Latest Update: All domestic and international scheduled flight operations have been suspended until March 29th.

Kuala Lumpur International Airport

April 29, 2020: Malaysia citizens and Permanent Residents are not allowed to travel abroad for holidays until May 12. Only Malaysian citizens, permanent residents, spouses, children of citizens, and foreign diplomats serving in Malaysia will be allowed into the country.

April 9, 2020: Forwarding details of stranded passengers in the airport to respective embassies.

Latest Update: Incoming international passengers and flight crew are scanned for the virus. Additionally, thermal screening is being used for arriving passengers and flight crews from China. Special medical bays for quarantine purposes have been installed near arrivals to expedite the quarantine procedure and minimise the risk of exposure. All airport staff are encouraged to wear face masks at all times and hand sanitizer units have been installed throughout the terminal.

Seoul Incheon International Airport

April 9, 2020: Self isolation is recommended for 14 days after arrival.

March 9, 2020: Departing passengers must follow and pass through a 3-step body temperature checkpoint procedure. The first checkpoint at the airport entrance, the second checkpoint in the security area of the departure hall, and the third checkpoint in front of the boarding gate. Passengers who show signs of fever may be denied boarding.

Shanghai Pudong International Airport

Latest Update: No official update or resource available at this time.

Singapore Changi Airport

April 29, 2020: Operations at Terminal 2 will be suspended for 18 months.

April 9, 2020: Self isolation is required for 14 days after arrival at designated facilities.

Latest Update: All passengers are required to submit an electronic Health Declaration Card before clearing immigration. All passengers and staff are subject to temperature screenings.

Additional hand sanitizer units have been installed at key terminal locations, access points, and other heavily travelled areas while disinfectant wipes and solutions are being used on escalator, moving sidewalk, stairwell, hard surfaces, and baggage cart handrails, and handles. These touch points are cleaned and disinfected up to four times daily while tables at food & beverage outlets are cleaned and disinfected each time they are cleared.

Washroom cleaning frequency has also been increased with disinfectants being used for toilet flush buttons, door knobs, grab bars, toilet paper dispensers, and seat sanitiser dispensers. The airport has also replaced chlorine with ozone-infused water as a disinfectant in washrooms as it is stronger and faster at destroying viruses and bacteria.

Tangerang City Soekarno-Hatta International Airport

Latest Update: No official update or resource available at this time.

Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport

Latest Update: No official update or resource available at this time.

Sydney Airport

April 2, 2020: Self isolation is required for 14 days after arrival at designated facilities.

March 25, 2020: Instituted a travel ban for all non-Australian residents. Any arriving Australian passengers are individually screened for symptoms of the Coronavirus by NSW Hearth medical staff upon arrival and are required to self-isolate for fourteen days. Signage with guidance on recognizing and dealing with symptoms relating to the virus has been posted throughout for passengers and employees. Additional hand sanitizer units have been installed at key terminal locations, access points, and other heavily travelled areas while disinfectant wipes and solutions are being used on high touch points such as counters and touch screens.

Tokyo Handa Airport

April 11, 2020: Terminal 2 facilities temporarily suspended and all international flights aggregated to Terminal 3.

April 3, 2020: Expanded list of countries barred entry:
Iceland, Ireland, Albania, Armenia, Andorra, Israel, Italy, Iran, Indonesia, United Kingdom, Ecuador, Egypt, Estonia, Australia, Austria, Netherlands, Canada, Korea, Northern Macedonia, Cyprus, Greece, Croatia, Kosovo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, San Marino, Singapore, Switzerland, Sweden, Spain, Slovakia, Slovenia, Serbia, Thailand, Taiwan, Czech Republic, China , Chile, Denmark, Germany, Dominica, Turkey, New Zealand, Norway, Vatican, Panama, Hungary, Bahrain, Philippines, Finland, Brazil, France, Bulgaria, Brunei, United States, Vietnam, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Poland, Bolivia, Portugal, Malta, Malaysia, Monaco, Moldova, Morocco, Montenegro, Mauritius, Latvia, Lithuania, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Romania.

Latest Update: Foreign nationals from regions in China, Korea, and Europe have been barred from entering the country. Any citizens of Japan from those regions, along with the United States, will be held in quarantine for fourteen days. All airport staff are encouraged to wear face masks at all times. Additional hand sanitizer units have been installed at key terminal locations, access points, and other heavily travelled areas while disinfectant wipes and solutions are being used on escalator, moving sidewalk, stairwell, hard surfaces, and baggage cart handrails and handles.

Aggregate Details for Asia Pacific Airports

Using aggregated data from the Aislelabs platform we can see what the overall change in flight movements by comparing 2020 against 2019 at airports around Asia Pacific is.

  • Year-over-year, the average number of international flights during the first week of February dropped by 6.51% and domestic flights dropped 11.64%.
  • Year-over-year, the average number of international flights during the first week of March dropped by 36.15% and domestic flights dropped 14.74%.
  • Year-over-year, the average number of international flights during the third week of March dropped by 57.73% and domestic flights dropped 19.58%.

Aggregate Details for Australian/New Zealand Airports

Using aggregated data from the Aislelabs platform we can see what the overall change in flight movements by comparing 2020 against 2019 at airports around  Australia/New Zealand is.

  • Year-over-year, the average number of international flights during the first week of February dropped by 3.23% and domestic flights dropped 0.07%.
  • Year-over-year, the average number of international flights during the first week of March dropped by 9.97% and domestic flights increased 0.06%.
  • Year-over-year, the average number of international flights during the third week of March dropped by 24.16% and domestic flights dropped 12.30%.
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Latin America

Many airports continue to operate at regular hours throughout Latin America. Some are scanning passengers using thermal imaging and the cleaning of terminals has intensified with additional hand sanitizer units being installed. Chile, Colombia, Peru, and Panama have all suspended flights with exceptions for cargo and humanitarian flights.

Brasília International Airport

April 14, 2020: Airport underwent disinfection and sanitization performed by Special Armed Forces team.

April 1, 2020: All international flights have been suspended until further notice but continues to operate domestic flights. One of the departure halls has been closed do to reduced flights. All employees who can work remotely are doing so. Floor decals installed to inform customers of safe standing distances.

Latest Update: Continues to operate at regular hours. Thermal imaging will be used at both international and domestic disembarkation to scan for fever and an exclusive medical post has been set up to isolate and diagnose passengers with temperatures above normal. Cleaning of the terminal has intensified and employees who work with the public have been issued masks and gloves. Signage with guidance on recognizing and dealing with symptoms relating to the virus has been posted throughout for passengers and employees. Additional hand sanitizer stations deployed in administrative areas, information desks, and areas with a large circulation of workers. The Airport Operational Control Center is monitoring flights and users in real time and an action protocol will be triggered if any suspicion is reported.

Cancún International Airport

Latest Update: Continues to operate at regular hours. Thermal imaging cameras have been installed at immigration areas to detect passengers with fevers.

Santiago Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport

April 8, 2020: All passengers must wear a face masks. Maintaining some domestic and international operations. Reinforced health and cleaning measures along with random temperature checks. All employees who can work remotely are doing so. Copper counters, whose antibacterial properties prevent the virus to survive for long, have been installed around immigration.

March 22, 2020: All international scheduled flight operations have been suspended for fifteen days as of March 18th. All returning Chilean nationals from high risk countries will be able to enter the country following health controls and mandatory fourteen day quarantine. Medical professionals and Investigative Police will be available 24-7 on premise to monitor arriving passengers in order to send those with symptoms to an isolation room.

Bogotá El Dorado International Airport

April 28, 2020: Extended suspension of international flight operations until May 30. Extended suspension of domestic flight operations until May 11.

April 8, 2020: Extended suspension of international flight operations until April 26.

March 24, 2020: All domestic scheduled flight operations have been suspended until April 13th. All international scheduled flight operations have been suspended until April 21st. Exceptions have been made for both international and domestic cargo flights and flights of humanitarian or unforeseeable emergencies.

Lima Jorge Chávez International Airport

April 8, 2020: Extended suspension of international flight operations until April 26.

March 22, 2020: All domestic and international scheduled flight operations have been suspended. Exceptions have been made for cargo flights only.

Mexico City International Airport

March 18, 2020: Continues to operate at regular hours. Thermal imaging cameras have been installed at immigration areas to detect passengers with fevers. Social media posts with information on proper hygiene are continuously published.

São Paulo-Congonhas Airport

Latest Update: Continues to operate at regular hours.

São Paulo-Guarulhos International Airport

March 31, 2020: Temporary closure of GRU Airport Terminal 1.

March 23, 2020: Continues to operate at regular hours. However, international arrivals and departures have been segregated to its own single terminal, away from domestic departures. Digital media channels providing information related to the virus as directed by official agencies.

Panama City Tocumen International Airport

April 20, 2020: Extended suspension of all international flights until May 22.

Latest update: All international and domestic flights have been suspended. Exceptions have been made for cargo and humanitarian flights.

Aggregate Details for Latin American Airports

Using aggregated data from the Aislelabs platform we can see what the overall change in flight movements by comparing 2020 against 2019 at airports around Latin America is.

  • Year-over-year, the average number of international flights during the first week of February dropped by 6.07% and domestic flights increased 10.13%.
  • Year-over-year, the average number of international flights during the first week of March dropped by 5.66% and domestic flights increased 12.97%.
  • Year-over-year, the average number of international flights during the third week of March dropped by 30.44% and domestic flights dropped 10.69%.
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Africa

Aggregate Details for African Airports

Using aggregated data from the Aislelabs platform we can see what the overall change in flight movements by comparing 2020 against 2019 at airports around Africa is.

  • Year-over-year, the average number of international flights during the first week of February increased by 5.98% and domestic flights dropped 0.84%.
  • Year-over-year, the average number of international flights during the first week of March increased by 1.99% and domestic flights dropped 5.89%.
  • Year-over-year, the average number of international flights during the third week of March dropped by 26.25% and domestic flights dropped 12.29%.
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