The coronavirus epidemic empties airports around the world

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

In October, traveling to the new Beijing airport was much more crowded.

In October, traveling to the new Beijing airport was much more crowded.

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Hong Kong International Airport

Hong Kong International in more lively days.

Hong Kong International in more lively days.

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These days it is emptied.

These days it is emptied.

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Tianhe airport in Wuhan, China

In 2016, Czech tennis player Petra Kvitova arrived at Tianhan International Airport in Wuhan before the coronavirus spread from the city.

In 2016, Czech tennis player Petra Kvitova arrived at Tianhan International Airport in Wuhan before the coronavirus spread from the city.

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With travel bans in and out of Wuhan, Wuhan airport is deserted.

With travel bans in and out of Wuhan, Wuhan airport is deserted.

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Hanoi Noi Bai International Airport

Hanoi airport during busy periods.

Hanoi airport during busy periods.

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The arrival hall of Hanoi Noi Bai International Airport is practically dried up.

The arrival hall of Hanoi Noi Bai International Airport is practically dried up.

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San Francisco International Airport

The SFO is still busy with a 2.5% reduction in total weekly flights due to coronavirus, but travelers are still wearing masks as a precaution.

The SFO is still busy with a 2.5% reduction in total weekly flights due to coronavirus, but travelers are still wearing masks as a precaution.

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Treviso airport near Venice, Italy

The coronavirus epidemic has hit Italy hard with over 3,000 cases and over 100 deaths. Here is an empty Treviso airport, near Venice, where travelers wear masks.

The coronavirus epidemic has hit Italy hard with over 3,000 cases and over 100 deaths. Here is an empty Treviso airport, near Venice, where travelers wear masks.

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