Lufthansa is to extend its repatriation flight schedule by two weeks.

The German carrier will continue its new, limited service beyond April 19 to May 3.

A total of 18 weekly long-haul flights are scheduled to run between Frankfurt and Newark, Chicago, Montreal, Sao Paulo, Bangkok and Tokyo. Flights to Johannesburg due to depart before April 16 have been cancelled.

A total of 50 daily flights will operate from hubs in Frankfurt and Munich to various European cities.

All remaining flights from the airline’s original flight schedule due to operate between April 25 and May 3 have been cancelled.

Swiss Airlines will offer three weekly long-haul services a week to Newark from Zurich and Geneva, as well as a reduced short and medium-haul timetable focusing on selected European cities.

Lufthansa Group airlines have collectively flown around 60,000 holidaymakers home and operated 22 cargo flights with relief supplies.

Philippine Airlines will be operating a flight from London Heathrow to Manila on April 7, 2020 open for sale in response to an urgent public need amid COVID-19 quarantine situation.

Meanwhile, Philippine Airlines has announced it will will operate a flight from Heathrow to Manila on April 7 “in response to an urgent public need”.

The flight will only be allowed to carry Filipino nationals, their foreign spouse and children, and accredited officials of foreign governments and international organisations, to comply with current Philippine travel entry restrictions.