Many foreign airlines resumed their operations in China.
As of June 27, according to incomplete statistics from reporters from www.thepaper.cn, Air France, Air New Zealand, Singapore Airlines, SilkAir, Singapore Airlines, Scoot, Delta Air Lines, Lufthansa, Virgin Atlantic , United Airlines, Korean Air, Asiana Airlines, All Nippon Airways, Japan Airlines, Ethiopian Airlines, including 14 foreign airlines announced the resumption of China's flight plans.
At present, the current status of the Sino-US route is the situation of 4 flights per week by the US and 4 flights per week by the Chinese. Among them, the U.S. airlines are United Airlines and Delta Air Lines, each operating 2 flights each week. Among them, U.S. Airlines flies two weekly flights from San Francisco to Shanghai Pudong and Delta flies weekly to Seattle-Shanghai Pudong and Detroit- Shanghai round-trip flights stop at Seoul; China's airline companies are Air China, China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines and Xiamen Airlines. Among them, Air China operates a Beijing-Los Angeles round-trip flight once a week, China Eastern Airlines operates a Shanghai-Pudong-New York JFK round-trip flight once a week, and China Southern Airlines A weekly Guangzhou-Los Angeles round-trip flight is operated, and Xiamen Airlines operates a weekly Xiamen-Los Angeles round-trip flight.
On June 16, Air France announced that it will gradually resume the Paris-Shanghai passenger service from June 18.
Air France’s first AF198 flight to China departed from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport at 23:30 on June 18, 2020, and arrived at Shanghai Pudong International Airport at 16:45 on June 19.
Air France plans to operate scheduled flights from Paris to Shanghai every week, and will issue a formal notice after confirming flight authorization and opening sales.
In terms of anti-epidemic measures, Air France stated that from May 11, 2020, all flights operated by Air France will undergo a temperature check on each passenger before take-off. Passengers need to wear masks throughout the flight operated by Air France and all contacts with passengers Crew members and agents are also required to wear masks; implement social isolation measures for passengers at the airport, install plexiglass isolation protection screens as far as possible in the area where airport passengers pass; on domestic French flights and short-haul flights within Europe, temporarily Stop providing meals and beverages, and also provide limited cabin services on long-haul flights, and give priority to the provision of individually packaged products; introduce specific procedures for regular disinfection of aircraft, and use sprayed approved valid for 10 days to eliminate viruses Product; the air circulation system on board is equipped with "high efficiency air filter (HEPA filter)".
In view of the fact that during the new crown epidemic, the information on the entry and residence procedures of destinations and transit countries (or regions) may be adjusted, Air France encourages passengers to contact relevant agencies before travel to obtain relevant information.
Air New Zealand
On June 18, Air New Zealand announced that it had been approved for reinstatement in Shanghai. From June 22, it will carry out a weekly "Auckland-Shanghai Pudong" flight.
The specific flight number is NZ289/NZ288. It departs from Auckland every Monday at local time, arrives at Shanghai Pudong International Airport on Tuesday, and then returns on Wednesday. Air New Zealand plans to use its Boeing 787-9 airliner to fly this flight.
In order to improve the protection of passengers and crew, Air New Zealand has strengthened the cleaning and disinfection of airports, VIP lounges and cabins; disinfection hand sanitizers are provided at airports, check-in counters and aircraft; protective tool kits are provided on flights Protective items such as medical gloves and disposable masks; all earphones, pillowcases and blankets will be fully disinfected before and after use; the 787-9 airliner flying the Shanghai route also has an advanced air filtration system, which can filter viruses while purifying the air .
At present, the national outbreak alert level in New Zealand has been reduced to one level. In this case, Air New Zealand has resumed the operation of its 20 New Zealand domestic destinations on June 8, and will increase the capacity of New Zealand domestic flights from July to August, and plans to adjust to 55% before the outbreak.
Singapore Airlines and SilkAir
On June 20, Singapore Airlines announced that, according to the "Notice on Continued Reduction of International Passenger Traffic During the Epidemic Prevention and Control Period" issued by the Civil Aviation Administration of China on March 26, after approval by relevant authorities, July 1-July During the 31st, Singapore Airlines and SilkAir will continue to reserve one flight from Shanghai to Singapore every Monday and one flight from Chongqing to Singapore every Monday.
Among them, the Singapore Airlines SQ830/SQ833 flight will execute the Singapore-Shanghai round-trip flight every Monday, and the aircraft type is 787. SilkAir's MI972/MI971 flights will execute a Singapore-Chongqing round-trip flight every Monday with 738 aircraft.
From July 1st to July 31st, in addition to the above flights, passenger services of Singapore Airlines and SilkAir's other China-Singapore flights have been cancelled. The follow-up flights Singapore Airlines and SilkAir will be dynamically adjusted according to the epidemic prevention and control situation.
From June 7 to July 31, Singapore Scoot will fly Singapore-Guangzhou flight, flight number TR100/101, once a week, on Sunday.
From June 2 to July 31, will fly Singapore-Hong Kong flights, flight number TR980/981, 3 flights per week, on Tuesday, Friday, and Sunday,
From July 1st to July 31st, it will fly Singapore-Taipei flight, flight number TR996/997, once a week, on Sunday.
Delta Air Lines
On June 22, Delta Air Lines announced that it will resume the Seattle-Shanghai Pudong route on June 25.
The route stops at Seoul Incheon Airport and operates twice a week. From July onwards, Delta Air Lines will operate the Seattle-Shanghai Pudong and Detroit-Shanghai Pudong routes, which will also operate at Incheon Airport once a week.
Since the suspension of Sino-US routes temporarily due to the new crown epidemic in February this year, Delta Air Lines is the first American airline to resume Sino-US routes.
The Shanghai Pudong-Seattle route will be operated by Delta’s latest flagship airliner Airbus A350.
Delta introduced that its health and safety measures implemented on the ground and in the air include: first, all flights are disinfected with electrostatic spray before departure; second, the passenger aircraft is equipped with an advanced air circulation system equipped with HEPA filters, which can filter out 99.99 % Of extremely small particles, including viruses; three is to adjust the boarding process and board the aircraft in a back-to-front order to reduce the chance of passengers passing by others when they go to their seats; fourth is to streamline on-board meal and beverage services to encourage passengers Bring your own food and non-alcoholic beverages to reduce the chance of contact with others; Fifth, lock the middle seat and reduce the number of passengers on each flight. For international flights, the occupancy rate of Delta’s Business Class suites does not exceed 75%, and the occupancy rate of Delta Premium Economy Class and Economy Class does not exceed 60%; Sixth, all passengers are required to wear masks throughout the journey.
In addition, Delta recommends that passengers check and confirm the relevant regulations on entry and exit of COVID-19 testing and screening in China and the United States in advance.
On June 23, Lufthansa announced that it would resume scheduled flights between mainland China and Germany. From June 24, Lufthansa will use the A340-300 passenger aircraft to resume scheduled flights between Frankfurt and Shanghai, once a week.
The first go-around flight will depart from Frankfurt, Germany at 18:05 local time on June 24, and arrive at Shanghai Pudong International Airport at 11:55 the next day. The first flight from China will depart from Shanghai Pudong International Airport at 13:15 on June 26 and arrive in Frankfurt, Germany, in the evening of the same day.
Specific flight information:
The first resumed flight in June: flight LH728 on June 24, Frankfurt-Shanghai, operated by Airbus A340-300, 16:45-9:55+1 (arrival the next day); flight LH 729 on June 26 , Shanghai-Frankfurt, operated by Airbus A340-300, 13:15-19:30.
From July 1st, every Wednesday flight LH728, Frankfurt-Shanghai, is operated by Boeing 747-8, 17:10-9:55+1 (arrival the next day); flight LH 729 every Friday, Shanghai-Frankfurt, by Boeing 747-8 flying, 13:15-18:55.
On June 24, Virgin Atlantic announced that it will resume the London-Shanghai route on August 4 every week.
The first flight of Double Flight will depart from London Heathrow Airport on August 4th, arrive in Shanghai the next day, and depart from Shanghai Pudong International Airport on August 5th to London.
After the resumption of flight, Virgin Atlantic flight VS250 will depart from London Heathrow Airport at 15:15 local time every Tuesday and arrive at Shanghai Pudong International Airport at 9:25 am the next day; Flight VS251 will arrive at 11:40 every Wednesday Depart from Shanghai Pudong International Airport and arrive at London Heathrow Airport at 16:50.
In addition, Virgin Atlantic announced that it will resume more passenger flights within its route network from August, with 17 destinations including Tel Aviv, Miami, San Francisco and Barbados.
Virgin Atlantic warns that in view of the possible changes in the entry and residence procedures of destinations and transit countries during the New Coronary Pneumonia epidemic, passengers are requested to contact relevant agencies for the latest information before travelling.
On June 27th, United Airlines announced that, starting July 8, it will resume the San Francisco-Shanghai Pudong route (stopping Seoul, South Korea) in the United States, with two flights per week, operated by Boeing 777-300ER.
Before the suspension of flights to Shanghai due to the New Coronary Pneumonia epidemic in February this year, United was the largest American airline to serve the Chinese market. The company has 5 flights a day between Shanghai and San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, New York/Newark hub airports, and has served on the Shanghai market for more than 30 years.
In the trans-Pacific market, United will resume flights from Chicago to Tokyo in July this year. In addition, United will resume flights to Seoul, South Korea, restart flights to Hong Kong, China, and will fly to Singapore via Hong Kong.
According to the official website of Korean Air, from June 23 to June 30, the Incheon-Shenyang flight will be reserved, flight number KE831/832, one flight per week, on Friday; the Incheon-Hong Kong flight, flight number KE607/ 608, 3 flights per week, KE607 flying on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, KE608 operates on Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday; reserved Incheon-Taipei flight, flight number KE691/692, 4 flights per week, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Six operations.
From July 1 to July 31, the Incheon-Shenyang flight will be reserved, flight number KE831/832, one flight per week, and will be held on Friday; the Incheon-Hong Kong flight, flight number KE607/608, three flights per week will be retained , KE607 is flying every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, and KE608 is operating every Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday; the Incheon-Taipei flight, flight number KE691/692, is reserved four times a week, and operates on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday.
From June 23 to June 30, Asiana Airlines flies to Incheon-Changchun flight, flight number OZ303/304, once a week, on Tuesday; in July, Asiana Airlines flies to Incheon-Changchun flight, flight number OZ303 /304, every week, flying on Tuesday.
All Nippon Airways
From June 16 to June 30, ANA will fly the Narita-Shanghai Pudong flight, flight number NH919/920, once a week, on Sunday.
From July 1 to July 31, All Nippon Airways will fly Narita-Shanghai Pudong flight, flight number NH919/920, once a week, on Sunday.
From July 1 to July 31, Japan Airlines will fly the Narita-Dalian flight, flight number JL829/820, once a week, on Thursday.
From July 1st to July 31st, Ethiopian Airlines will fly to Addis Ababa-Shanghai flights, every week, flight number ET684/685, departs from Addis Ababa every Monday, arrives every Tuesday Shanghai.
Comprehensive report by surging news reporter Yao Xiaolan