The impact of COVID-19 (coronavirus) on aviation

A new visualization and a collection of analyses spanning the aviation industry

Cirium is assiduously analyzing the impact of COVID-19 (coronavirus), across every region, reviewing the historical market, aircraft fleet storage trends, fleet leasing, values informatics, airlines and operations, airports, commercial planning, and, we are closely monitoring the impact of changes to schedules.

With so many rapid developments, visualizing the analytics becomes critical to understand what is happening across the industry, to more quickly respond and to better solve problems.

To illustrate the importance of analytics we have created an open visualization where you can dive into the data. It’s one lens among a wide array of views which are so critical today.

Cirium Idea: Coronavirus Aviation Impact
Looks at the impact on the domestic and international flights for China since 01-Jan-2020.

A Visualization of the Impact of Coronavirus on Aviation
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European airports that are most heavily affected by the drastic suspension of flights include: London Heathrow, with over 820,000 scheduled seats; Paris Charles de Gaulle, with over 370,000; Frankfurt, with over 340,000; Amsterdam, with over 290,000; Dublin, with over 160,000 seats.


Along with the visualization we have also collected below recent videos and posts about the impact of COVID-19 on the aviation industry.

Webinar:  Join us to hear from experts Rob Morris and George Dimitroff.
Date: Wednesday 22nd of April at 3pm BST, 10am EST

Update: As the Covid-19 crisis develops, Cirium is monitoring in-storage figures on a daily basis.

Post: COVID-19 (coronavirus) impacts on US, Europe travel

Post: A spotlight on aviation finance trends at ISTAT Americas. And, if you missed Rob’s talk on the aviation market and Covid-19 then you can access his slides here.

Video: Cirium expert Henk Ombelet talks about the impact the coronavirus was having at that time on airline operations.

Video: Cirium expert Michalina Glapa takes a look at historical market data to analyze the impact of Covid-19 in comparison to previous downturns. In addition, she focuses on data for both single aisle and widebody aircraft types and predicts a downside market scenario for the A320-200.

February 21 Press Release: Cirium analysis of COVID-19 reveals over 200,000 flights canceled.

Jan 31 Press Release: 10,000 Chinese flights cancelled due to coronavirus.

Post: 10 fast facts -How COVID-19 impacts global airline operations.

Partner resources:

Elsevier Information Center While Cirium is working to provide insights into the impact on the aviation market, our fellow RELX analytics company Elsevier has collected relevant articles on Coronavirus.

IATA Health and Safety Resources

WorldAware Intelligence & Resource Center

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