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Photos: Planes grounded at airports around the world due to coronavirus (COVID-19)

First Published May 7, 2020, 3:00 PM IST
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Bengaluru: As the world continues to battle the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, aviation industry is one of the worst-hit. Around the world, airports wear a deserted look and planes are grounded. In India, as the country is under a lockdown until May 17, flights have been suspended. However, in most of the nations essential supplies are being flown in. Also, India is operating flights to bring back its citizens from abroad. Since March 2020, most of airlines’ flights have been grounded. Here, we take a look at the grounded aircraft from around the world including India.

Grounded aircraft stand at Terminal 2 at the Indira Gandhi International Airport during a lockdown implemented due to the coronavirus in New Delhi

Grounded aircraft stand at Terminal 2 at the Indira Gandhi International Airport during a lockdown implemented due to the coronavirus in New Delhi

China Eastern Airlines Corp. aircraft stand on the tarmac at the Wuhan Tianhe International Airport in Wuhan, China

China Eastern Airlines Corp. aircraft stand on the tarmac at the Wuhan Tianhe International Airport in Wuhan, China

Passengers wearing protective masks walk through the near empty departure hall at the Wuhan Tianhe International Airport in Wuhan, China

Passengers wearing protective masks walk through the near empty departure hall at the Wuhan Tianhe International Airport in Wuhan, China

British Airways planes are seen parked up after being grounded due to the coronavirus outbreak in Gatwick, United Kingdom

British Airways planes are seen parked up after being grounded due to the coronavirus outbreak in Gatwick, United Kingdom

Air France aircraft are parked on the tarmac at Paris Charles de Gaulle airport as the lockdown continues due to the coronavirus outbreak (COVID 19) in Roissy-en-France, France

Air France aircraft are parked on the tarmac at Paris Charles de Gaulle airport as the lockdown continues due to the coronavirus outbreak (COVID 19) in Roissy-en-France, France

GOL airplanes are parked at Tom Jobim International Airport (Galeao) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

GOL airplanes are parked at Tom Jobim International Airport (Galeao) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Virgin Australia Boeing 737-800 aircraft parked on one of the three runways at Sydney's Kingsford Smith Airport in Sydney, Australia

Virgin Australia Boeing 737-800 aircraft parked on one of the three runways at Sydney's Kingsford Smith Airport in Sydney, Australia

Passenger aircraft, operated by Ryanair Holdings Plc, stand on the tarmac at London Stansted Airport in Stansted, UK

Passenger aircraft, operated by Ryanair Holdings Plc, stand on the tarmac at London Stansted Airport in Stansted, UK

Grounded Deutsche Lutfhansa AG passenger aircraft sit on the tarmac at Munich Airport in Munich, Germany

Grounded Deutsche Lutfhansa AG passenger aircraft sit on the tarmac at Munich Airport in Munich, Germany

AirAsia aircraft can be seen parked at the tarmac of Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (KLIA2)

AirAsia aircraft can be seen parked at the tarmac of Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (KLIA2)

KLM planes are seen lined up at Schiphol International Airport amid the coronavirus outbreak

KLM planes are seen lined up at Schiphol International Airport amid the coronavirus outbreak

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