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Air Carrier Schedule, Service Changes Due to COVID-19

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Last updated:  December 7, 2021  8:22 AM CST 

Aer Lingus
Resumed direct service from Dublin to Orlando Nov. 27, 2021. Learn more.

Will resume a number of transatlantic and European routes from Ireland this winter. Learn more.

Direct flights from Dublin to Newark and Orlando to resume in November 2021. Direct flights from Dublin will also resume to Geneva and Prague Oct. 15, Frankfurt and Zurich flights resume Nov. 8 and Knock to London Gatwick will resume Dec. 18. Learn more.

Resumed flights to Washington (Dulles) on Aug. 13, 2021. Learn more.

Plans to begin flying from Manchester to the United States beginning Sept. 30, 2021. Learn more.

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.

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

Air Canada
Significantly increased cargo capacity into and out of Vancouver between Nov. 21, 2021, and Nov. 30, 2021, from hubs Toronto, Montreal, and Calgary. Learn more

Direct service from Montreal to Bogota, Colombia is set to start on Dec. 2, 2021, while flights from Toronto to Bogota will increase to four per week as of Nov. 7, 2021. Service between Toronto and Santiago, Chile is scheduled to resume in January 2022. Learn more.

Service to São Paulo will resume from Montreal on Dec. 8, 2021, with four flights per week on a year-round basis, while service from Toronto to Brazil’s financial center will increase to daily flights as of Dec. 6, 2021. Learn more.

Effective Sept. 27, 2021, resumed non-stop service between Toronto and Vancouver and Dehli. Learn more

Resumed service to Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport on Toronto Island effective Sept. 8, 2021, with five daily return flights to Montreal. Learn more.

Effective Sept. 7, 2021, resumed flights on the Toronto – Dallas/Fort Worth route. Learn more.

Effective Sept. 7, 2021, will resume flights from Toronto to Munich. Learn more.

Effective Aug. 3, 2021, resumed passenger flights between Toronto Pearson and Dublin. This will be a three-times-weekly nonstop service. Learn more.

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.

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 India
Will resume service to Vancouver Oct. 1, 2021. Learn more.

Air Malta
Plans to resume flights between the Islands and London Gatwick, Madrid, and Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport for Summer 2022. Learn more.

Air Transat
Aims to restart plans to restart the following flights from Canada to the following French regional destinations in Summer 2022: Bordeaux Airport (BOD); Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport (LYS); Marseille Provence Airport (MRS); Nantes Atlantique Airport (NTE); Nice Côte d’Azur Airport (NCE); Toulouse–Blagnac Airport (TLS). Learn more.

Plans to restart its service between Quebec City and Paris in Summer 2022. Learn more

Manchester flights resumed Sept. 16, 2021.

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

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

Alaska Air and Alaska Air Cargo
Effective June 16, resuming daily nonstop service between Seattle/Tacoma and Miami. Learn more.

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
As of Aug. 9, 2021, resumed A380-841 service between NRT and HNL. Learn more.

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
Aims to restart service between Munich and Charlotte Douglas International Aiport in December 2021. Learn more.

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.

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
Effective Nov. 28, 2021, flights to Hong Kong are temporarily suspended. Learn more.

Will add Dallas to its A380 route network at Heathrow from March 27, 2022. Learn more.

Will resume flights from Gatwick to Orlando on Friday, Nov. 19, 2021. Learn more.

In November 2021, restarted services to Cape Town, offering three flights a week, with plans to move to a double daily service in December. Learn more.

Effective Nov. 6, 2021, flights from London to Mexico City will increase to five a week. Daily Cancun flights will resume Oct. 22. Sao Paulo and Buenos Aires flights will return in December. Learn more.

Resumed continental service Sept. 23, 2021. Learn more

Resumed South Africa service Sept. 1, 2021. Learn more.

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.

Caribbean Airlines
From Aug. 16, 2021, Caribbean Airlines will begin nonstop service between Port of Spain, Trinidad and Orlando, as well as Trinidad and St Lucia. Learn more.

Cathay Pacific
Effective Nov. 15, 2021, adding a general rate increase of US$2.31 to the base rate for all transpacific flights departing Hong Kong, “until the end of the contractual period.” Learn more.

As of Aug. 24, 2021, freighter services to and from Shanhai have resumed normal operations, with the exception of CX3238/CX3239 on Aug. 25, which is cancelled. Passenger services between Hong Kong and PVG continue to operate as scheduled.

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.

Carrier announced that as of Aug. 28, 2021, until further notice, it cannot load any inbound cargo onboard flights to Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport (CGO). All cargo on hand at origin or Cargolux hubs in LUX/MXP will be put on hold and as a consequence, and the carrier is not accepting any new bookings to CGO and beyond.

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.

Cayman Airways
Will relaunch flights to New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK) on Dec. 16, 2021. Learn more.

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

China Eastern Airlines
Passenger charters cancelled through August 2021.

China Southern Airlines
Cancelled 39 freighters out of 125 September flights.

CMA CGM Air Cargo
Effective Dec. 1, 2021 will offer incentives to importers to pick up their containers from terminals at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach within eight days of their arrival. This early container pickup incentive program will run for 90 days and is intended to help improve fluidity at America’s largest import gateway. Learn more

Announced three new destinations, Dubai, Beirut and Istanbul, effective May 19. Learn more.

Will relaunch operations Sept. 1, 2021. Learn more.

Delta Airlines and Delta Cargo
Announced Aug. 6, 2021, plans to restart Seattle/Tacoma and Detroit service to London Heathrow in October and add more New York-JFK flights. Learn more.

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.

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.

Due to omicron variants concerns, suspending cargo unloading until further notice at CPT/DUR/HRE/JNB/LUN, effective Nov. 29, 2021.

Plans to offer 70% of its pre-pandemic capacity by the end of 2021. Learn more

Will reinstate flights to Newcastle Airport Oct. 15, 2021, offering four weekly flights to northeast England. Learn more.

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).

Eva Air
Will resume cargo freighter operations from New York to Taipei (connecting to major Asia destinations) starting Dec. 5, 2021.

Effective Sept. 3, 2021, all flights from Taipei to O’Hare cancelled until further notice. Learn more.

Planning to resume service to all five destinations it served in Japan before the pandemic (Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, Fukuoka, and Sapporo) in Summer 2022. Learn more.

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.

Fiji Airways
Effective Dec. 1, 2021, will resume flights to Fiji for fully vaccinated international travelers, with the first commercial flight from the United States to Fiji since March 2020 scheduled to depart Los Angeles and San Francisco on Nov. 30, arriving in Fiji (Nadi) Dec. 2. Learn more.

Gulf Air
As of Aug. 8, 2021, restored two daily direct passenger flights to London Heathrow in line. Learn more

Hawaiian Airlines
Will resume five-times-weekly service between Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport (SYD) and Honolulu’s Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL), beginning Dec. 13. Learn more.

Will resume nonstop flights between Hawaii and the U.S. American Samoa territory the week of Sept. 20, 2021. Learn more.

Iberia Airlines
In summer 2022, will restore flights to the Maldives and Cali. Learn more.

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.

Jet Airways
Will resume operations in 2022. Learn more.

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.

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
Effective Dec. 6, 2021, all flights, including freighters, from Charles de Gaulle to Hong Kong are suspended until March 26. Learn more.

Announced Nov. 27, it will continue to fly to South Africa, operating its flights from Johannesburg and Cape Town to Amsterdam in compliance with strict protocols. Learn more.

As of Oct. 20, 2021, has resumed operating services to almost its entire pre-pandemic network (one destination excepted). 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

Review the most current operating routes here.

Effective Sept. 7, 2021, resumed services between Munich and San Francisco route, three days a week. Learn more.

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.

Malaysia Airlines
Restarting flights from Penang to Kuching and Kota Kinabalu beginning December 2021 to March 2022. 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.

Oman Air
Will resume flights between Muscat and Bangkok on Nov. 11, 2021. Learn more.

PIA-Pakistan International Airlines
Effective Sept. 13, 2021, restored the Islamabad – Kabul route. Learn more.

Polar Air
Effective Aug. 27, 2021, Polar Air extended temporary embargo into Shanghai and Shenzhen and until further notice (through September at the earliest). Any cargo already in transit will be processed accordingly, however, please expect delays.

As of Aug. 18, temporarily suspended shipments into Shanghai.

As of Aug. 8, 2021, embargo on flights from the United States to China until further notice.

Porter Airlines
Resumed service to all year-round destinations effective Oct. 6, 2021. Learn more.

Qantas Airways
Resumed international flights from Melbourne on Nov. 22, 2021. Learn more

On Nov. 1, 2021, restored flight QF1 from Sydney to London Heathrow. Learn more

To launch new route from Sydney to Delhi before Christmas. Learn more.

Flights from Sydney to Singapore, Bangkok, Phuket, Johannesburg, Fiji to resume ahead of schedule. Will restart flights from Sydney to Los Angeles, in November 2021. Learn more.

Planning a gradual restart of international operations beginning in November 2021. Learn more.

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
Effective Nov. 29, 2021, restricting travel from five southern African countries (Angola, Mozambique, South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe) until further notice. Learn more.

Will resume operations to Luxor on Nov. 23, 2021 with four weekly flights. Learn more.

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.

Royal Brunei Airlines
Will reduce flight operations to a few direct services between July and October, amid a new wave of COVID-19 infections. Learn more

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
Resumed Stockholm-Miami flights on Nov. 8, 2021 and will resume Copenhagen-Miami flights Nov. 10 and Oslo-Miami on Nov. 11. Learn more.

Through the fall and winter of 2021, increasing the number of flights between the Scandinavian capitals and to other major destinations as travel increases. Learn more.

Effective September 2021, will resume routes to Amsterdam, Dublin, Florence, Krakow, and Prague. Learn more.

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
Resumed flights to Berlin from Singapore via Athens Aug. 12, 2021. Learn more.

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

SF Express
As of Aug. 8, 2021, all charter flights between China and the United States cancelled until further notice, and scheduled flights from SZX to LAX reduced from three flights per week to one flight per week.

Singapore Airlines
Starting Nov. 1, 2021, Singapore Airlines will restore flight services between Frankfurt and New York. In addition, SIA will resume its services between Hong Kong and San Francisco starting Nov. 2, 2021. 

From Dec. 2, 2021 to Feb. 15, 2022, two weekly Seattle-Vancouver-Singapore flights will operate as Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) services, providing eligible customers quarantine-free entry into Singapore. Learn more.

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
Will relaunch regional flights on Sept. 23, 2021. Learn more.

Announced Aug. 6, 2021, plans to resume all operations “in a few weeks.” Learn more.

All domestic flights remain suspended through August 2021, and all international flights through October 2021. Click here to learn more.

Southwest Airlines
Effective Feb. 17, 2022, Southwest plans to resume seasonal daily nonstop service between Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. Learn more

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
Plans to restore Geneva-New York City service the winter of 2021/2022. Learn more

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
Resuming operations on 36 international routes to Europe, Asia and Australia on Oct. 31, 2021. Learn more.

Turkish Airlines
Effective Sept. 24, 2021, adding more capacity into and out of Dallas-Fort Worth with four flights per week.

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
Beginning January 2022, resuming nonstop service from San Francisco to Singapore four times weekly on a 787-9. Learn more.

In January 2022, suspending service to the following U.S. locations due to COVID-19 disruptions: College Station, Texas; Colombia, Missouri; Evansville, Indiana; Kalamazoo, Michigan; Killeen, Texas; Lansing, Michigan; Monroe, Louisiana; Pierre, South Dakota; Watertown, South Dakota; and Wausau, Wisconsin. Learn more.

In December 2021, will resume eight direct flights from U.S. Midwest cities to destinations including Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Orlando and Tampa. Learn more.

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 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
Virgin Australia will relaunch services between Sydney and Canberra from Jan. 30, 2022. Learn more.

Daily flights to Johannesburg will resume from Nov. 8, 2021.

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
Resumed Calgary-Paris flights in August 2021. Learn more.

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:  December 2, 2021   8:16 AM CST 

Transpacific carriers aim to cut free time 2021, 2022
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.

Effective Sept. 10, 2021, will apply congestion surcharges of $100 per 20-foot container or $200 per 40-foot container on cargo to Arica, Iquique, and San Antonio, Chile. Note: In Arica and Iquique only, the surcharges are not applicable to open top and flat rack/platform containers.

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.

Effective Dec. 13, 2021, MEX 1 service connecting Asia with the Mediterranean will change its rotation in the South of China with Yantian being replaced by Shekou. Learn more

Effective Nov. 27, 2021, temporarily calling at the port of Charleston instead of Savannah.

The group has decided to put any further increases in spot freight rates on hold for all services operated under its brands (CMA CGM, CNC, Containerships, Mercosul, ANL, APL), effective immediately from Sept. 9, 2021, until Feb. 1, 2022.

ECU Worldwide
Effective Sept. 15, 2021, implementing a $10 w/m congestion surcharge on all cargo worldwide.

Effective Nov. 27, 2021, temporarily calling at the port of Charleston instead of Savannah.

With the large number of congested ports and ships awaiting berths, as of Aug. 25, 2021, the dates for arrivals, departures and cut-offs are constantly changing.

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.

Hamburg Sud
Effective Aug. 17, 2021, implementing a congestion surcharge of $175 per container for all door moves to/from Memphis, Tennessee.

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.

As of Sept. 13, 2021, COVID-19 outbreaks remain a challenge across Asia as the Vietnamese Government extends lockdown, while factory closures in Malaysia and Indonesia have become a common occurrence.

Effective, Aug. 13, temporarily suspending six Ningbo, China, calls. Learn more.

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.


Effective Dec. 29, 2021, implementing a severe congestion surcharge for the port of Dalian. The $3000-per-container charge will apply to all reefer cargo (20RE/40RE/40HR) originating in the United States and Puerto Rico.  

As of Oct. 20, 2021, adjusting schedules for Asia-to-U.S.-and-Canada sailings. Learn more.

Suspending service to the Port of Sudan effective Oct. 5, 2021.

As of Oct. 13, 2021, whenever the ocean carrier supplies a chassis for the movement of the container—whether under carrier or merchant-arranged haulage by road or rail—a chassis usage charge shall apply to all shipments that are destined to, or passing through, the United States for which the carrier provided a standard chassis with no more than two axles. 

Effective Oct. 3, 2021, and in response to the continued, strong transpacific market demand, MSC is pleased to announce two new weekly shuttles, connecting south and central China with Long Beach.

Implementing a congestion surcharge for all cargo into the United States with a sail date from origin on or after Sept. 1. Learn more.

Effective Sept. 10, 2021, implementing a $350 emergency intermodal charge per container, applicable on all U.S. intermodal export for all trades via U.S. or Canadian gateway via truck or rail. 

Effective Sept. 5, 2021, implementing a $1000 congestion surcharge per containers from the United States to Puerto Rico.   

Adjusting U.S.-to-Asia sailings in light of recent disruptions. Learn more

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)
Effective, Aug. 10, 2021, temporarily omitting the Haiphong call on the PN2 and PS3 services to until further notice. View the latest schedules

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.

Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL)
Effective Nov. 27, 2021, temporarily calling at the port of Charleston instead of Savannah.

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.

Due to congestion, effective Nov. 5, 2021, suspending the ZX3 expedited service call to Los Angeles until Dec. 23, at the earliest. Learn more.

Effective Aug. 15, 2021, a congestion surcharge will be introduced for all export cargo from Asia to Los Angeles and Tacoma applicable to terminals of ZEX, ZX2and ZX3lines.

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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