Because of the Coronavirus outbreak, the president of the United States of America has announced an entry ban for Schengen countries.
Here is the list and schedule changes for most of airlines which fly between Europe and USA.
Lufthansa Group (Lufthansa, Austrian, Brussels, SWISS)
The Lufthansa Group Airlines will continue operating flights to the USA from Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Belgium beyond 14 March, thus maintaining at least some air traffic connections to the USA from Europe. The airlines are currently working on an alternative flight schedule for the USA.
- Lufthansa will operate flights from Frankfurt to Chicago and New York (Newark/EWR)
- SWISS will operate flights from Zurich to Chicago and New York (Newark/EWR)
- Austrian Airlines will operate flights from Vienna to Chicago
- Brussels Airlines will operate flights from Brussels to Washington
All other U.S. flights will be suspended until further notice due to U.S. administration restrictions, including all departures from Munich, Düsseldorf and Geneva. The Lufthansa Group will continue to serve all destinations in Canada until further notice.
Affected passengers will be rebooked or receive a refund of their ticket price. However, passengers can still reach all destinations within the USA via the US hubs with a connecting flight of the partner airline United Airlines.
From 14 to 28 March 2020 included, Air France plans to continue operations to Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, Miami, New York JFK, San Francisco and Washington.
Air France is working with its partners KLM, Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic on implementing a plan to continue service to the United States for its customers beyond 28 March 2020.
Therefore, KLM changed flight schedule to and from the United States of America. Up to and including 29 March, KLM plan to continue flying to and from Atlanta, Washington, New York JFK, Los Angeles, Chicago, and San Francisco, possibly with an updated schedule.
The cancelled flights are as follows:
- Flights AY007/008 to/from Miami between 14 March and 12 April
- Flights AY005/006 to/from New York between 19 March and 12 April and flights AY015/016 to/from New York between 4 April and 12 April
- Flights AY001/002 to/from Los Angeles between 17 March and 12 April
- Flights AY009/AY010 to/from Chicago 29 March and 12 April
Finnair will operate flights before these dates to carry customers who are returning home.
From 14 March until 28 March 2020, the following SAS routes operate according to schedule to and from:
- Stockholm – New York - Stockholm
- Copenhagen – New York - Copenhagen
- Copenhagen – Chicago - Copenhagen
14.03. – 16.03. SAS will also operate the route according to schedule to and from:
- Copenhagen – San Francisco - Copenhagen
All other flights to and from US destinations are suspended until 28. March
These routes are:
- Oslo - New York - Oslo - last departure on Friday 13 March
- Stockholm - Chicago - Stockholm - last departure on Friday 13 March
- Copenhagen - Washington - Copenhagen - last departure on Friday 13 March
- Copenhagen/Stockholm/Oslo - Miami - Copenhagen/Stockholm/Oslo - last departure on Saturday 14 March
- Copenhagen - Los Angeles - Copenhagen - last departure on Saturday 14 March
- Copenhagen - San Francisco - Copenhagen - last departure on Monday 16 March
Icelandair are currently determining the impact on our flight operations. Icelandair will update their customers as soon as possible on what this might mean for their upcoming travels.
Following the U.S. ban on travel from most of Europe and the escalating coronavirus situation, Norwegian has decided to ground 40 percent of its long-haul fleet.
From March 13th to March 29th, Norwegian will cancel the majority of our long-haul flights to the U.S. from Amsterdam, Madrid, Oslo, Stockholm, Barcelona and Paris.
From March 13th to the end of May, all flights between Rome and the U.S. will be cancelled.
From March 29th until the end of April, all flights from Paris, Barcelona, Madrid, Amsterdam, Athens and Oslo to the U.S. will be cancelled.
All routes between London Gatwick and the U.S. will continue to operate as normal. Norwegian goal is to reroute as many of our customers as possible through London during this difficult period.
Due to the spread of SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus and less interest in travel, LOT made the following changes to the following directions:
Warsaw - Miami, Warsaw – Newark, Warsaw - Los Angeles and Budapest - New York (JFK) - flights suspended from Saturday March 14 until April 13, 2020,
Other LOT's flights to the USA from Warsaw to New York (JFK) and from Warsaw and Krakow to Chicago will be operated according to the schedule.
If you have booked your flight on Warsaw - Newark - Warsaw or Budapest - New York (JFK) - Budapest routes, LOT will automatically change your route on Warsaw - New York (JFK) - Warsaw or Budapest - Warsaw - New York (JFK) - Warsaw - Budapest on dates that are closest to the original date of travel.
There is also a possibility to change the departure and destination airport to Toronto or Chicago, but the modified journey must take place from March 13 to April 12 and from October 12 to December 13, 2020.
Continue operating flights from Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW), New York City (JFK), and Miami (MIA) to Barcelona (BCN), Frankfurt (FRA), Madrid (MAD) and Paris (CDG) for up to seven days
Suspending flights from Charlotte (CLT) and Philadelphia (PHL) to Amsterdam (AMS), Frankfurt (FRA), MAD, Munich (MUC) and Zurich (ZRH) on Friday, March 13, as CLT and PHL are not government-approved gateways
Suspending service from Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina (RDU) to London (LHR)
Reducing service from JFK, DFW and Chicago (ORD) to LHR
Delaying the start of some seasonal routes to early May
Delta Air Lines
Delta will operate a nearly full schedule of flights from continental Europe to multiple U.S. gateways through Sunday, March 15, to ensure eligible customers can return to the United States as the airline responds to a new U.S. government travel directive.
After Sunday, Delta will fly a significantly reduced U.S.-Europe schedule while monitoring customer demand. Delta will continue to help customers affected by these schedule adjustments, including notifying those whose flights have been impacted by these changes.
The airline announced plans to suspend flights scheduled to operate from Europe to Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Orlando, Portland, Raleigh-Durham and Salt Lake City after Friday, March 13, since the directive allows only 13 U.S. airports to serve as points of entry from Europe.
United will continue to fly our regular schedule from Europe to the U.S. through March 20. After that, United expect to fly daily to Zurich, Brussels, Paris, Amsterdam, Manchester and Edinburgh, maintain multiple flights to Frankfurt and Munich, and operate 18 daily flights to and from London, three to Dublin and four flights a week to Lisbon, all while continuing to monitor demand.
Aer Lingus continues to operate its schedule to and from the United States.
Due to the US Department of Homeland Security requirements, guests travelling to the United States will need to check in at the airport. Guests will not be able to check in online for flights to the United States at this time.
Please arrive at the airport 3 hours before your departure time to allow for sufficient time for check in and security screening.
British Airways continue to fly to and from the USA from the UK.
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