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As AIT’s transportation logistics experts continue to develop solutions for customers importing or exporting from affected regions, please note that the State Health Organization places shipment priority, including import customs clearance, on medical supplies.

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

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Air Carrier Routes Suspended Due to COVID-19

Last updated:  July 9, 2020   8:33 AM CST 

As of March 27, all international flights to Russia suspended, including all cargo operations from the United Kingdom, until further notice. 

Air Bridge
Offering three weekly ORD-MOW flights, with optional backhauls to Europe and one weekly ORD-AMS.

ATL-LGG flights depart Wednesday and Sunday.

Flights from Russia to ORD via the European Union aren’t expected to be operational until August at the earliest

Air Canada
The majority of international and U.S. transborder flights are suspended. Still serving all provinces and territories of Canada. View April North America widebody schedules here.

Air France
Current flight schedule up to date through August 31, 2020. Gradually increasing flight schedule and number of destinations, particularly in metropolitan France, French overseas territories and Europe. By the end of July, this new flight program will represent approximately 35 percent of usual capacity during the same period, aiming for 40 percent in August. Click here for more information.

Air India
All flights between India and Canada cancelled.

Air Indonesia
All flights between China and Indonesia until further notice 

Air Seoul
All flights to/from China until further notice

Service from New York to Spain via Mexico continues 

Alaska Air and Alaska Air Cargo
A reduced flight schedule remains in effect, with cargo service to the following cit ies suspended until at least August 1: Kahului, Kailua, Lihue, Mazatlán, and Zihuantanejo . No change to State of Alaska Freighter network. For the most up to date information, including station hours and flight schedules, click here

All Nippon Airways 
Vietnam-United States flights reduced from daily to three per week 

American Airlines
Effective June 4, American Airlines Cargo increased widebody flight schedule to 296 flights per week between the United Sates, Asia Pacific, Latin America and Europe. Highlights of the expanded schedule include:

  • Twice-daily service from Shanghai to Los Angeles
  • Daily service to Hong Kong from both Los Angeles and Dallas/Fort Worth
  • Daily service from Dallas/Fort Worth to Amsterdam, Frankfurt, London, Paris
  • Daily service from Philadelphia to Rome, Frankfurt and Zurich
  • Daily domestic service between LAX and Miami
  • Daily domestic service from Dallas/Fort Worth to Miami, Chicago, Maui and Honolulu
  • Four-times weekly service from Miami to Sao Paulo
  • Three-times weekly service from Miami to Santiago

New cargo booking policy went into effect May 1. Learn more.

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

ANA Cargo
Freighters operating on reduced capacity.

Review reduced flight schedules.

Suspending all international flight and cutting domestic capacity by 84 percent 

Bamboo Airways 
All flights to South Korea cancelled until further notice 

No service to Africa until further notice. Visit the Cargolux COVID-19 website for more details.

Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon
Plan continue operating a skeleton passenger flight schedule through July. Learn more.

Cebu Pacific
Suspending all flights, domestic and international, until further notice

Delta Airlines and Delta Cargo
Effective June 25, twice-weekly service will resume between Seattle and Shanghai-Pudong via Seoul-Incheon.

From July and beyond, once-weekly flights from Seattle and Detroit will resume, also via Incheon.

Effective July 8, service suspended indefinitely for 11 U.S. cities as well as Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Learn more.

As of May 13, service to the following U.S. stations is suspended until further notice: Chicago (MDW); Akron/Canton, Ohio (CAK); White Plains, New York (HPN); Newburgh, New York (SWF); Newport News, Virginia (PHF); Providence, Rhode Island (PVD), Manchester, New Hampshire (MHT); Oakland, California (OAK); Hollywood, California (BUR); Long Beach, California (LGB). Click here for more information regarding Delta’s metro consolidation plans.

Effective April 13, Delta Cargo’s O’Hare daily office hours for acceptance, delivery, trucking, and import pick-up are reduced to 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Effective April 6, service to Canada, Japan and Mexico is reduced and service between Atlanta and London-Heathrow suspended until further notice.

Delta Cargo is adjusting operating hours for warehouses, DASH offices and the Cargo Customer Service Center. To see the hours of DASH offices and global warehouses, visit Worldwide Locations on

The Cargo Customer Service Center will operate from 6 a.m. - 12:30 a.m., 7 days a week, effective April 4, 2020 until further notice.

Service between Atlanta and São Paulo suspended starting April 3.

As of March 26, suspending all service level guarantees on DASH, DASH Heavy, DASH Critical and Critical.

For a current list of schedule changes and planned reinstatement dates, please visit the Delta News Hub or Delta Cargo Alerts.

Effective June 27, introducing weekly freighter flights from Los Angeles International Airport to the DHL U.K. hub at East Midlands Airport as well as a weekly flight from Miami to East Midlands and a new route from John F. Kennedy International Airport to East Midlands.

El Al
Extending suspension of most operations through July, including to Moscow, Mumbai, and most destinations in Europe. A limited number of international flights will be available out of Tel Aviv. Learn more.

Emirates SkyCargo now serving IKA, PVG, BKK, LAX, GRU, AID, UIO and AMS. Continuing to resume passenger flights when possible. Review the schedule here (updated daily).

Etihad Airways
Limited capacity freighter flights between Abu Dhabi and Shanghai.

Several temporary peak surcharges effective June 8. Learn more.

Effective April 6, FedEx and its subsidiary TNT International are placing surcharges on all international parcel and freight shipments. Learn more.

Money-back guarantee for delayed guaranteed service shipments suspended until further notice. Expect service impacts on both inbound and outbound shipments. Click here for FedEx news and service alerts.

Hainan Airlines
All passenger flights to the U.S. West Coast delayed until further notice.

Flights between Seattle and Beijing/Shanghai cancelled until further notice.

Hong Kong Express
Flights to the following locations cancelled until July 31: Cambodia, mainland China, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, the United Sates, Vietnam. Click here for details.

IAG Group
Cut 75 percent of services in April and May. As of March 27, launched cargo-only flights. Click here to learn more.

Iberia Airlines
All flights between Madrid and Shanghai until further notice

All flights between Chengdu/Hong Kong and Kolkata until further notice

All scheduled international flights, except for flights between Australia and New Zealand, are suspended until at least the end of July.

Essential domestic, regional and freight connections will be maintained as much as possible. Click here to learn more.

Kenya Airways
All incoming and outgoing international passenger traffic to and from Kenya cancelled until further notice. Click here for more information.

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
Expanding route network in July, increasing flights by more than 60 percent. Learn more.

Continuing to operate full freighter schedule and offer charter options for cargo.

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

Kuwait Airways
Until further notice, all flights to Iran are suspended

Freighter service from Chicago O’Hare to São Paulo, which may include connections to Santiago and Buenos Aires, is cancelled.

Lufthansa Group
Announced a permanent 10 percent capacity cut on April 7, reducing fleet size, capacity at Frankfurt and Munich airports and discontinuing discount airline Germanwings. Learn more.

Beginning March 19, announced cut backs in all flight operations, grounding 700 of 763 planes.

Norwegian Cargo
Operating from LGW to GIG, SFO on limited days. Click here for details.

Pakistan International Airlines
All flights to/from China until further notice

Qantas Airways
All scheduled international flights, except for flights between Australia and New Zealand, are suspended until at least the end of July.

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

Rates and capacity offered or given for flights after March 21 are withdrawn, and any additional freight capacity on remaining services is offered on a space available, “first come, first served” basis.

Click here to learn more.

Qatar Airways
Freighters continue to operate globally, as passenger flights are suspended and cancelled as needed. Click here for details.

Operating 1,000 daily flights across European networkap—approximately 40 percent of typical July capacity. Click here to learn more.

South Africa Airlines (SAA)
All international operations suspended through July. Click here to learn more.

As of late June, increasing the frequency of flights on many routes and resuming services to seven destinations, including Sardinia and Crete from Copenhagen.

More destinations from Norway, Sweden and Denmark will gradually be added as demand returns.

In July, SAS will fly to an additional seven destinations from Copenhagen. Click here to learn more.

Scoot Airlines
All flights to/from China cancelled

Singapore Airlines
Operating a reduced schedule of services through July, including two weekly full-turn freighters from Dallas-Fort Worth serving Europe, India, UAE, Asia and the South Pacific. Click here for details.

Southwest Airlines
As of May 15, there is an embargo on standard, inbound-only shipments to Charlotte (CLT), New York LaGuardia (LGA), Seattle (SEA), and San Juan (SJU), until further notice. All other products are still available for shipments to these locations.

Please visit prior to tendering for facility hours and current flight information.

Cutting schedule by 40 percent between May 3 and June 5. Learn more here and review all impacted destinations here.

Effective March 25, suspending road feeder service for JFK and MIA until further notice.

Effective March 31, service level guarantees suspended on all products until further notice.

The 6.25 percent Federal Excise Tax previously assessed on every shipment will not apply between March 28 and December 31.

Effective March 23, will cease flights to international destination until further notice.

Effective March 24, flights offered by Hawaiian Airlines suspended until further notice. For more information visit

Effective March 25, suspending road feeder service for JFK and MIA until further notice.

Visit for current flight information.

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

Swiss and Swiss WorldCargo
Boston/JFK to/from Zurich/Geneva cancelled. Click here for more information.

TAP Air Cargo
50 percent surcharge on all shipments originating from the United States.

Normal schedule will be maintained to all U.S. gateways except Chicago and San Francisco. Operations to these gateways are suspended until further notice. 

Thai Airways
Effective March 25, all international flights suspended until further notice

Thai Smile Airways
All flights to/from China cancelled

Turkish Airlines
Turking Cargo offering freighter flights from Istanbul to BRU, LGG, CDG, FRA, MXP, AMS, MST, OPO, BCN, MAD, BSL and ZRH. 

Nearly all Turkish Airlines passenger flights remain cancelled.

United Airlines
Resuming routes as possible, including BRU, GRU, NRT, ZRH, CDG, DUB, FCO, NRT and SJU. Visit for the most current flight schedules.

Money-back guarantees and signature notifications suspended until further notice. Expect service impacts on both inbound and outbound shipments. Click here for UPS news and service alerts.

Not accepting any ad-hoc shipments to Europe or Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport.

VietJet Air
Effective March 17, all flights to and from France and Malaysia cancelled until further notice.

Virgin Atlantic
Increased cargo-only flights to nearly 600 in June with the launch of new routes, including Beijing and Brussels.

Refer to for the latest flight schedule information.

Ocean Carrier Updates

Last updated:  July 2, 2020   9:03 AM CST

Starting March 13, a US$2,000 surcharge for reefers from United States and Canada to Asia starting. Starting March 1, reefer FAK rates from North Europe to Asia, ranging from US$4,700 to US$5,700.

As of April 1, cancelling sailing services “AWE5.” 

Starting March 12, a congestion surcharge will be added for all 40-foot import reefers to mainland China (Hong Kong excluded). Please note that other carriers may follow.

Hapag Lloyd
US$325 surcharge per container from North Europe to Far East

Far East-Northern Europe services suspended through June.

Far East-Northern Europe services suspended through June. Click here for updates.

Ocean Network Express (ONE)
Announced June 9 it will void multiple transpacific Asia sailings for the months of June and July, potentially into August.

As of June 3, congestion surcharges have been suspended for reefer shipments into Chittagong and Manilla. Learn more.

Effective May 10, a general rate increase will apply to all refrigerated commodities from Canada and the United States to destinations in Asia, the Middle East and Oceania.

Shipco Transport
Contract carriers have cancelled the implementation of the previously announced general rate increase for the west-bound transatlantic route. Click here for more information.


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