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Air Carrier Schedule, Service Changes Due to COVID-19

Please be aware that many air carriers have implemented COVID-19 surcharges.

Following a recent outbreak of the delta variant, China has suspended flights and local travel in multiple locations. Nanjing airports suspended all flights through August 11.

Stay tuned for new key carrier schedules as they are made available.

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Last updated:  August 4, 2021   11:00 AM CST 

Aeroflot
As of Feb. 9, resumed flights to Almaty, Baku, Yerevan, Delhi, and increases flight frequencies to Nur-Sultan, Minsk, Bishkek. Learn more.

As of Nov. 19, increased flight frequencies to Dubai and Male. Learn more.

As of Nov.16, 2020, resumed flights to Nice, France, and Cypress, Greece. Learn more.

AirAsia Indonesia
Suspending all flights through August 6 due to worsening COVID-19 outbreak. Learn more.

Air Belgium
Announced April 5, 2021, that it intends to resume all international operations on July 2, 2021. Learn more.

Air Canada
Restoring 220 transborder flights between the United States and Canada every day in August. Learn more.

Announced July 6, 2021, that as of August 1, it would resume 17 routes and 11 global destinations, including service between Calgary and Frankfurt. Learn more.

Starting June 17, 2021, adding thrice-weekly service between Montreal (YUL) and Cairo, Egypt (CAI) starting June 17. Learn more.

Effective Jan. 31, 2021, all flights to Mexican and Caribbean destinations suspended for 90 days. Learn more.

Service to the far north in Yellowknife suspended until further notice.

Review Air Canada Cargo’s latest widebody schedule here.

Air France
Subject to the relaxation of travel restrictions, the airline plans to operate up to 98 weekly flights this summer to the French Caribbean, Reunion Island, French Guiana, French Polynesia, Saint-Martin, the Dominican Republic and the Riviera Maya in Mexico. Learn more.

On Nov. 16, a new winter schedule, included the return of several global destinations and an increase in flight frequencies. Learn more.

Air Transat
Air Transat resumed flights July 30, 2021. Learn more.

Aeromexico
As of March 5, 2021, introduced several cancelled, new and resumed international and domestic flights. Learn more.

Alaska Air and Alaska Air Cargo
Updated Spring schedule resumes service to the U.S. West Coast. Learn more.

A reduced flight schedule is in effect. Check out the latest flight schedules here and the latest embargoes and restrictions here.

All Nippon Airways
Will begin round-trip freighter flights connecting Tokyo Narita International Airport (NRT) and Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport (HGH) in late June 2021. Learn more

Effective March 8, 2021, in accordance with government restrictions on the number of people entering Japan, ANA is suspending the reservation and sales of international flights to Japan. Learn more.

American Airlines
Plans to fly 90% of its normal domestic seat capacity and 80% of its international capacity during the 2021 summer season. Learn more.

As of April 14, 2021, adding more than 10 new leisure routes within the United States. Learn more.

Adding service to from Ontario to South California via O’Hare in August 2021. Learn more.

Resuming passenger flights from the United States to Beijing on March 27, 2021. Learn more.

Flights schedules change often due to COVID-19. For details, click here.

ANA Cargo
As of March 17, 2021, announced return of service between Munich and Toyko. Read more.

Asiana
Review reduced flight schedules.

Austrian Airways 
Will resume flights between Montreal and JFK in May 2021. Learn more.

Bangkok Air
As of Aug. 1, 2021, Bangkok Airways resumed direct international flights between Samui and Singapore. The route will operate three times a week. 

British Airways
The airline has suspended flights to Tel Aviv. Learn more.

On April 27, 2021, announced four new short-haul routes to Wroclaw (WRO) and Gdansk (GDN) in Poland, Riga (RIX) in Latvia and Cluj-Napoca (CLJ) in Romania. Learn more.

Passenger flights from London to Hong Kong banned until further notice.

Cathay Pacific
Review the latest flight restrictions, and the latest flight schedules.

Due to continuing COVID-19 impacts, Cathay Pacific likely to reduce cargo operating by 25% in early 2021. Learn more.

Effective Jan. 5, new freighter service between Hong Kong and Riyadh, operating every Tuesday via Dubai. Learn more.

Cargolux
Introduced a weekly scheduled 747-400F service between Luxembourg (LUX) and Shenzhen (SZX), with an eastbound stopover in Bangkok (BKK) and a westbound return with an additional stopover in Budapest (BUD) beginning Sept. 21.

Cebu Pacific
Gradually resuming some international and domestic flights. Learn more.

China Airlines
No capacity constraints into HKG, ICN or KIX. SIN slightly tightening. No HKG impact from new COVID-19 rules.

CMA CGM Air Cargo
Announced three new destinations, Dubai, Beirut and Istanbul, effective May 19. Learn more.

Delta Airlines and Delta Cargo
Effective July 15, the carrier is returning London Heathrow Terminal 3, which has been closed for over a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

On August 1, 2021, resuming nonstop service between Atlanta and Johannesburg, and daily service from New York (JFK) to Lisbon. 

Will add three-times-per-week service from New York-JFK to Barcelona beginning June 6, 2021, and from ATL beginning August 5, 2021. 

COVID-19-tested flights between the United States and Italy opened to all customers effective May 16, 2021. Learn more.

Starting May 28, Delta Air Lines will resume service to Athens International Airport (ATH) from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK). Learn more.

Effective May 20, 2021, the airline is adding service between Boston and Reykjavík resuming flights between both Minneapolis/St. Paul and New York JFK and Reykjavík. Learn more.

Effective Feb. 13, resumed New York City to Sao Paulo flights. Learn more.

Effective Jan. 18, launching cargo-only flights to Brussels. Learn more.

Launched new, cargo-only flights to India and Europe Nov. 1. Learn more.

Significant capacity additions planned for late September through end of October into most major markets in Western Europe, Africa, South America, Asia and Australia.

DHL
Effective Jan. 8, A88/A99 Lithium Batteries are no longer permitted as cargo on any DHL flights.

Maintaining delivery services around the world. Review schedule and surcharge updates here

El Al
Gradually resuming international and domestic operations. Learn more.

Emirates
Relaunched eight destinations in July: Lyon, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico City, Nice, Orlando, Phuket, and Venice.

On June 14, 2021, resumed three weekly services to Malta via Larnaca, Cyprus.

Will resume services to Orlando from June 2, 2021. Learn more.

Continuing to resume passenger flights when possible. Review the schedule here (updated daily).

Finnair
In June 2021, Finnair will resume flights Reykjavik, Bodø, Nice, Lisbon and Vilnius. Additional frequencies will also be added to Greek and Spanish islands. Learn more.

Iberia Airlines
All flights between Madrid and Shanghai until further notice

Japan Airlines
Announced partial revisions to its international flight frequency plans through September 30, 2021, including increased service to and from North America. Learn more.

JetBlue
In September 2021, reducing its London schedule to several days a week from daily. JetBlue will continue to evaluate the situation on a month-to-month basis thereafter. Learn more.

JetStar
In December, operating additional services to London, the United Kingdom, Paris, France and Frankfurt, Germany.

All scheduled international flights, except for certain flights such as those between Australia and New Zealand, are currently suspended, due to government restrictions.

As of Dec. 1, resumed a limited schedule between New Zealand and Australia. Click here to learn more.

Kenya Airways
Will restore the Nairobi – London (Heathrow) route on June 26, 2021.

On May 27, 2021, added two additional flights to its weekly cargo service from Nairobi (NBO) to New York’s JFK Airport, with plans for an additional frequency by the end of summer. Learn more

Effective Feb. 16, Kenya Airways reduced the number of flights to New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to once a week. Learn more.

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
Announced June 30, 2021, that its Africa network is now restored to pre-pandemic service levels.

As of Jan. 22, 2021, KLM halted all 270 scheduled, weekly long-haul flights to the Netherlands. Learn more.

Korean Air
No capacity constraints. ICN, SIN, HKG, KIX, BKK, HAN, CAN, TSN, PVG, XIY, CGO, SZX, WUH and XMN are open capacity.

Cut 80 percent of flight services, temporarily grounding 100 of 145 aircraft. For more information on affected routes, visit koreanair.com.

LATAM Cargo
Review the most current operating routes here.

Lufthansa
The Lufthansa Group-subsidiary Eurowings is expanding its Palma de Mallorca base and plans to expand service to Egypt, Greece, Italy, Morocco, Spain, Tenerife and Turkey in summer 2021. Learn more.

Norwegian Cargo
Will restart operations in Finland on June 28, 2021. Learn more

Effective May 31, 2021, resumed flights in Sweden and announced an expansion to 33 destinations during the spring and summer. Learn more.

Announced cancellation of long-haul network Jan. 14. Learn more.

COVID-19 restrictions continue to affect Norwegian’s flight schedule. For the coming period, they will continue to operate 13 domestic routes in Norway. Learn more.

Qantas Airways
Adding seven new domestic routes across Australia between August 2021 and March 2022. Learn more.

All scheduled international flights, except for flights between Australia and New Zealand, remain suspended.

Essential domestic, regional and freight connections will be maintained as much as possible. Review service updates.

Qatar Airways
Will resume services to Sharjah, UAE, starting July 1, 2021 with a daily flight. Learn more.

As of June 1, 2021, resumed four-weekly Atlanta flights, increasing its gateways to 12—two more than it operated before COVID-19. This summer, the airline will also increase frequencies to Boston, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Seattle. Learn more

On April 27, 2021, Qatar Airways has announced it will operate three weekly flights to Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire via Accra beginning June 16. Learn more.

As of Jan. 29, reintroduced flights to Seattle/Tacoma. Learn more.

As of Jan. 18, Qatar Airways resumed flights to Cairo, offering daily service, with plans to resume flights to Alexandria on Jan. 25.

Freighters continue to operate globally with additional capacity added on a weekly basis, as passenger flights are suspended and cancelled as needed. Click here for details.

Ryanair
On June 23, the airline announced its upcoming winter expansion in Finland, and return to Helsinki, via 29 flights per week across eight destinations, including London, Paris, Brussels and more.

On June 9, announced six new routes and more than 65 flights every week from Rome to multiple domestic and international destinations. Learn more

On April 27, Ryan Air announced its summer schedule of more than 10,000 flights per week across 500 routes. All routes can be booked as far out as October 2022. Learn more.

On March 31, 2021, announced two new routes to commence in July: Liverpool to Zadar and Newcastle to Zadar. The airline also announced a new base at Zagreb with 36 weekly flights and 12 new routes to start in June (Brussels, Dortmund, Frankfurt, Karlsruhe, Memminger, Milan, Rome, Podgorica, Oslo, Gothenburg, Paris and London). Learn more.

Cut capacity in October by additional 20%. Click here to learn more.

Scandinavian Airlines-SAS
Will resume operations to all U.S. destinations in September and October. Learn more.

Will resume flights from Stockholm to Alanya, Athens, Beirut, Gothenburg, Milan, St. Petersburg, and Split beginning June 2021. Learn more.

Direct flights from Oslo to Newark to resume July 3, 2021. Learn more.

Scoot Airlines
Suspending international passenger arrivals into Melbourne until further notice. Learn more.

Singapore Airlines
Effective March 2021, SIA will reinstate services to Tokyo (Haneda). Learn more.

Singapore Airlines will increase frequencies and reinstate flights to Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Perth, Nagoya and San Francisco between December 2020 and January 2021.

During the same timeframe, the airline is also temporarily suspending services to Penang, Surabaya and Taipei. Learn more.

South Africa Airways
All domestic flights remain suspended through July 2021, and all international flights through October 2021. Click here to learn more.

Southwest Airlines
On June 10, 2021, Southwest announced it intends to resume service to all of its previously served international destinations by Nov. 7, 2021. Learn more.

Spirit Airlines
To resume all remaining international service from Orlando by the end of 2021. Learn more.

Suparna Airlines
Resumed freighter service to China with direct flights between Chicago and Shanghai every Wednesday and Saturday.

Swiss and Swiss WorldCargo
The pandemic has heavily impacted the SWISS and Swiss WorldCargo network. Visit their website for the latest flight changes and updates.

TAP Air Cargo
Operations to multiple international gateways  suspended until further notice. Review currently operational routes. 

Thai Airways
Some international flights have resumed. Learn more.

Turkish Airlines
Effective May 7, 2021, Turkish Cargo will add a direct flight to Munich. Learn more.

Arrivals to Turkey from Brazil, United Kingdom, Denmark and South Africa are suspended. Flights departing from these countries and arriving to others with a transit over Turkey and flights departing from Turkey and arriving to these countries will continue as planned. Learn more.

Resuming flights with new precautions and standards. Please review their website for updated information.

Ukraine International Airlines
Resuming original route networking and long-haul flights on March 28, 2021. Learn more.

United Airlines
Announced July 28, 2021, that it will operate more than 40 weekly flights as England re-opens to U.S. travelers. Learn more.

The airline will fly 137 more flights than it did in 2019 to warm weather destinations, including Florida, California, Arizona, Georgia and Nevada, starting November 2021 through March 2022. Learn more.

In June 2021, United will fly its largest schedule since before the pandemic, adding more than 480 daily flights to more than 240 U.S. destinations. Learn more.

Beginning in July 2021, United will begin operating the following direct flights: Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey to Dubrovnik, Croatia; Washington Dulles International Airport to Athens, Greece; and Chicago O’Hare International Airport to Reykjavík, Iceland. Learn more.

Returned to JFK on March 28, 2021. Learn more.

Resumed San Francisco-Tel Aviv flights March 21, 2021. Learn more.

Visit unitedcargo.com for the most current flight schedules.

VietJet Air
Resumed flights to and from Vân Đồn International Airport in China’s northern province of Quảng Ninh in March 2021. Learn more.

As of Oct. 6, 100% of domestic network resumed. Learn more.

Effective Sept. 16, resumed some international flights. Learn more.

Virgin Atlantic
Effective July 15, the carrier is returning London Heathrow Terminal 3, which has been closed for over a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Effective April 25, 2021, Virgin Atlantic will launch a twice-weekly, scheduled cargo-only service on its passenger-freighter aircraft between London Heathrow (LHR) and Frankfurt (FRA). Learn more.

WestJet Group
Announced June 14, 2021, service between Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS) and Calgary International Airport (YYC) will operate two-times weekly beginning August 5, 2021 and will increase to three-times weekly as of September 9. Additionally, service will resume to London, Gatwick (LGW) from YYC and Toronto Pearson Airport (YYZ) in July 2021. Service from Calgary will operate two-times weekly, while flights from Toronto will depart three-times weekly.

Temporarily ceasing international flying to 14 destinations in Mexico and the Caribbean in response to a request from the Government of Canada. Learn more.

Ocean Carrier Updates

Last updated:  July 12, 2021   3:18 PM CST 

Transpacific carriers aim to cut free time 2021, 2022
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Following the record-breaking transpacific container backlogs and shortages of 2020, ocean carriers are looking to cut down on free time in their 2021-2022 contracts. The change is likely to result in shippers adjusting warehouse operations or accepting higher per diem charges.

Cosco
On June 19, 2021, launched a new string connecting Southeast Asia with the U.S. East Coast via the Suez Canal, with stops in Cai Mep, Singapore, Piraeus, New York, Savannah, Piraeus, Singapore, Lianyungang, Qingdao, Shanghai, Ningbo, Nansha, and Cai Mep. Learn more.

Hapag-Lloyd
On May 3, 2021, announced a congestion surcharge for cargo to and from German sea ports. Learn more.

As of April 23, temporarily stopping all bookings from Latin America to North America’s west coast. Learn more.

Starting April 1, raising rates for general and reefer containers from Egypt to Latin America.

HMM and SM
South Korean container lines HMM and SM Line will inject more than 82,000 TEU of monthly capacity on the transpacific and Asia-Europe trades via extra loaders and the accelerated deployment of newbuild ships on existing loops. Learn more.

Maersk
In August 2021, will start premium services to the United States’ West and East Coasts, including calls in Yantian, Vung Tao (Vietnam), Ningbo, Shanghai (Yangshan), Norfolk, and Baltimore. Learn more.

Equipment shortages and increased demand continue to result in congestion and delays at multiple ports around the world. Learn more.

Introducing surcharges on eastbound, transpacific less-than-container-load (LCL) shipments, effective Jan. 27. Learn more (opens a PDF).

Due to market demand volatility and operational challenges caused by the pandemic, including congestions across global supply chains, Maersk implemented several changes to its network in January 2021. Learn more.

MSC
On July 6, 2021, MSC announced it would reduce the frequency of calls in Oakland on its Orient service from weekly to every two weeks because of ongoing congestion at the Northern California port. Learn more.

On May 5, 2021, MSC announced several blank sailings in weeks 19 and 20. Learn more.

Starting April. 1, introducing higher rates on U.S.-bound cargo from Australia, the Middle East and India, as well as from the United States to Latin America.

Ocean Network Express (ONE)
Starting April 7, introducing a GRI as well as higher rates on refrigerated cargo from the U.S. East Coast to Asia, the Middle East, and Oceania.

Vanguard Logistics
As of April 1, implementing congestion charges, PSS and GRIs for shipments to and from Belgium, Netherlands, and Germany. Learn more.

Yang Ming
Effective Aug. 3, 2021, launched extra loader services on the transpacific and Asia-Europe trade lanes. Learn more.

ZIM
Effective March 19, 2021, ZIM will implementing the following detention free time and charges applicable to both import and export shipments to/from the US: 

Free Time* (in business days)

  • Standard and High Cube Containers (All Sizes): 4 Business Days 
  • Refrigerated Containers (All Sizes): 3 Business Days 
  • Special Equipment (Flat Rack, Open Top, Tank, Hanger): 3 Business Days 

Detention Charges (in calendar days, after free time expiration)

  • Standard and High Cube Containers (All Sizes): 
    • Day 1-4: $150
    • Day 5-8: $200
    • Day 9+: $220 
  • Refrigerated Containers (All Sizes) 
    • Day 1-3: $350 
    • Day 4+: $440 
  • Special Equipment (Flat Rack, Open Top, Tank, Hanger) 
    • Day 1-4: $260 
    • Day 5+: $350 

* Free Time is calculated in business days including day of interchange, e.g. for a standard container, day of interchange is free, second day is free, third day is free, fourth day is free, and on fifth day charges apply. 

 

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