You don’t see things. There are fewer people at airports around the world as the new coronavirus disease spreads to all cities. In some of the areas most affected by the virus such as China, South Korea and Italy, travel is limited and it is certainly evident.
For the airline industry, this is a blow. Carriers such as United, Delta and Alaska are changing their cancellation policies to allow free flight changes for the next year. The International Air Transport Association suffers losses anywhere from $ 63 to $ 113 billion, depending on the spread of respiratory disease.
San Francisco International Airport public information office Doug Yakel explained that the airline’s February numbers will not arrive until the end of March, but flight schedules have been drastically reduced. Flights to China, Hong Kong, South Korea, Singapore, Japan and Taiwan from the SFO went from 204 scheduled for each week in March to 99 flights, marking a drop of over 50%.
So as travel continues (note travel restrictions for some countries), the regular hustle and bustle is temperate. Check out airports in the past few weeks of activities before the COVID-19 (official name of the coronavirus) epidemic. In some places, airports remain quite crowded, but travelers are masquerading and taking precautions.
Beijing Daxing International Airport
Hong Kong International Airport
Tianhe airport in Wuhan, China
Hanoi Noi Bai International Airport
San Francisco International Airport
Treviso airport near Venice, Italy