On this episode of AvTalk, we review which airlines and countries have now canceled all flights. And journalist Ethan Klapper joins us to discuss the impact COVID-19 is having on some air traffic control facilities around the United States.

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Nearly 100 airlines have canceled all or nearly all of their operations. We walk through which airlines are down to zero and which are still flying a reduced schedule.

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Some countries have completed closed to passenger traffic to help stop the spread of COVID-19. India became the largest country to halt all passenger traffic this week.


We talk with journalist and aeronautics graduate student Ethan Klapper about the effects positive COVID-19 diagnoses have had on various air traffic control facilities around the United States and what the future may hold in the face of a spreading pandemic.

Repatriation and rerouting

We’re following the repatriation flights airlines are operating to bring people home, including one that didn’t quite go as planned.


Ian Petchenik’s love of aviation began at an early age growing up next to Chicago’s O’Hare Airport. As Flightradar24’s director of communications and co-host of the AvTalk podcast Ian now gets to share that passion for aviation with millions of Flightradar24 users and listeners around the world.

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