Coronavirus/Affected companies

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Due to the sudden shift in the economy related to the Coronavirus, companies began shutting down or issuing huge layoffs - archiving their websites becomes a priority.

Company Country Date Comment URLs
Flybe United Kingdom 2020-03-05 Ceased all operations[1]
Purple Onion Catering United States 2020-03-13 Laid off "20 of her 48 staffers"[2]
Wayzata Home Products United States 2020-03-13 Shut down, laid off "141 local employees"[3]
Alamo Drafthouse United States 2020-03-16[4] All locations closed until further notice.[5]
Christie Lites United States 2020-03-17[6] Laid off "approximately 200 staff globally."[7]
Compasss Coffee United States 2020-03-17 Laid off "150 of its 189 employees, 80 percent of its staff"[8]
McMenamins United States 2020-03-17 Laid off "nearly 3,000 employees – almost everyone at the company".[9]

Individual shops:

Danny Meyer's Union Square Hospitality Group United States 2020-03-18 Laid off "3,000 people, 80% of its workforce."[10]
Paradigm Talent Agency United States 2020-03-20 Laid off "a hundred or more of its 600-plus employees" and "payroll will be reduced" for the rest of the employees[11]
Vapiano Germany (HQ), global (restaurants) 2020-03-20 Cash-flow insolvency[12][note 1]


React Training United States 2020-03-21 Laid off all full-time employees[13]
Palio Khao Yai Thailand 2020-03-22 Suspended all operations. Later confirmed to ceased all operations and waiting for a takeover.[14]
Tigerair Australia Australia 2020-03-25 Suspended all operations.[15] The new owner, Bain Capital, has decided to discontinue the Tigerair brand.[16]
Three Twins Ice Cream United States 2020-04-17 Ceased all operations[17]
Virgin Australia Australia 2020-04-21 Went into voluntary administration[18]
Air Mauritius Mauritius 2020-04-22 Placed in voluntary administration[19]
Airport Lugano SA Switzerland 2020-04-23 Liquidation[20]
Diamond Offshore Drilling Inc. United States 2020-04-27 Files for bankruptcy[21]
J.Crew United States 2020-05-04 Files for bankruptcy[22]
Le Régional Switzerland 2020-05-06 Files for insolvency[23]
Neiman Marcus United States 2020-05-07 Files for bankruptcy[24]
Avianca Columbia 2020-05-10 Files for bankruptcy[25]
JCPenney United States 2020-05-15 Files for bankruptcy[26]
L'Illustré Switzerland 2020-05-19 Laid off a quarter of its staff due to declining ad revenue[27]
MicroJournal Switzerland 2020-05-25 Ceasing publication end of May[28]
LATAM Airlines Group Chile 2020-05-26 Files for bankruptcy[29]
Santorini Park Cha-Am Thailand 2020-06-01 "Temporary suspension of all operations by at least another 12 months or until such time as travel restrictions are lifted and travel & tourism industry can resume as normal."[30]
bento Germany autumn Will be discontinued and replaced by a new outlet[31]
NokScoot Thailand 2020-06-26 "The board of directors have passed a resolution to liquidate the company."[32]
Southeast Insurance Thailand 2022-01-26 Ceased operations[33]


  1. It's not entirely clear which restaurants are affected exactly; a statement from Vapiano Switzerland states that only the parent Vapiano SE Deutschland with its own restaurants in Germany is insolvent but the Swiss restaurants are an independent licensee company of the franchise and not affected ("Statement des unabhängigen und selbstständigen Familienunternehmens Vapiano Deutschschweiz, agierend als VAP AG, in Bezug auf die Insolvenz der Vapiano SE Deutschland"[IAWcite.todayMemWeb], Vapiano Schweiz on Facebook, 2020-03-20), but the status in all other countries is unclear, with some being operated by subsidiaries majority-owned by Vapiano SE.


  1. "UK airline Flybe collapses as coronavirus crisis deals the final blow"[IAWcite.todayMemWeb], CNN, 2020-03-05
  2. "Coronavirus Is Devastating a Lot of Weddings"[IAWcite.todayMemWeb], Washingtonian, 2020-03-13
  3. "Wayzata Home Products Ceases Operations"[IAWcite.todayMemWeb], Twin Cities Business, 2020-03-17
  4. "ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE: 'Goodbye for now' due to coronavirus", NEWS4SA, 2020-03-16
  5. "Goodbye for now. We’ll be back."[IAWcite.todayMemWeb], Alamo Drafthouse, 2020-03-25 (accessed)
  6. "COVID-19 job cuts: Layoffs accelerate as coronavirus disrupts American economy", USA TODAY, 2020-03-17
  7. "Message from Huntly Christie"[IAWcite.todayMemWeb], Christie Lites, 2020-03-21 (accessed)
  8. "Coffee Talk – sadness at Compass Coffee, Some Delivery options at Bluestone Lane and wondering what those working from home are brewing up?"[IAWcite.todayMemWeb], PoPville, 2020-03-17
  9. "McMenamins will lay off ‘almost everyone’ amid coronavirus outbreak"[IAWcite.todayMemWeb], The Oregonian, 2020-03-17
  10. "Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group lays off 3,000 people, 80% of its workforce."[IAWcite.todayMemWeb], Ali Velshi on Twitter, 2020-03-18
  11. "Paradigm Implements Layoffs, Pay Cuts Amid Coronavirus Shutdown"[IAWcite.todayMemWeb], The Hollywood Reporter, 2020-03-20
  12. "Restaurant chain Vapiano reports 'cash flow insolvency'"[IAWcite.todayMemWeb], Reuters, 2020-03-20
  13. "Our little @ReactTraining won't survive payroll in this pandemic and had to throw in the towel, letting our FTEs go."[IAWcite.todayMemWeb], Ryan Florence on Twitter, 2020-03-21
  14. "'Little Tuscany' closes down as Khao Yai tourism struggles "[IAWcite.todayMemWeb], Bangkok Post, 2020-07-09
  15. "Tigerair Australia grounded as parent Virgin cuts more capacity"[IAWcite.todayMemWeb], Flight Global, 2020-03-26
  16. "Here is what Bain Capital's Virgin Australia 2.0 will look like"[IAWcite.todayMemWeb], Executive Traveller, 2020-06-26
  17. "It is with sadness that I announce that Three Twins Ice Cream is ceasing operations as of Friday April 17, 2020."[IAWcite.todayMemWeb], Three Twins Ice Cream on Facebook, 2020-04-17
  18. "Virgin Australia enters voluntary administration"[IAWcite.todayMemWeb], Virgin Australia Newsroom, 2020-04-21
  19. "Air Mauritius files for voluntary administration"[IAWcite.todayMemWeb], FlightGlobal, 2020-04-22
  20. "Lugano Airport goes into liquidation"[IAWcite.todayMemWeb], Corriere del Ticino, 2020-04-23.
  21. "Diamond Offshore files for bankruptcy, citing ‘price war,’ coronavirus"[IAWcite.todayMemWeb], CNBC, 2020-04-27
  22. "J. Crew files for bankruptcy, the first major retailer pushed over the brink by the coronavirus pandemic"[IAWcite.todayMemWeb], Business Insider, 2020-05-04
  23. "Le journal veveysan Le Régional dépose le bilan, victime du Covid-19"[IAWcite.todayMemWeb], RTS Info, 2020-05-06
  24. "Neiman Marcus files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy"[IAWcite.todayMemWeb], The Washington Post, 2020-05-07
  25. "Avianca Holdings files for Chapter 11"[IAWcite.todayMemWeb], ch-aviation, 2020-05-10
  26. "JCPenney files for bankruptcy"[IAWcite.todayMemWeb], CNN Business, 2020-05-15
  27. "L’Illustré réduit d’un quart ses effectifs"[IAWcite.todayMemWeb], 24 heures, 2020-05-19
  28. "Micro tire sa révérence"[IAWcite.todayMemWeb], MicroJournal, 2020-05-25
  29. "LATAM becomes largest airline driven to bankruptcy by coronavirus"[IAWcite.todayMemWeb], Reuters, 2020-05-26
  30. "ไปต่อไม่ไหว “ซานโตรินี ชะอำ” ประกาศยุติกิจการแล้ว"[IAWcite.todayMemWeb], Matichon, 2020-06-03
  31. "Die SPIEGEL-Gruppe entwickelt mit SPIEGEL Start ihr Angebot für die Zielgruppe U30 weiter und löst die Marke bento ab"[IAWcite.todayMemWeb], SPIEGEL Gruppe, 2020-06-10
  32. "NokScoot to be liquidated"[IAWcite.todayMemWeb], Asian Aviation, 2020-06-26
  33. "Covid claims lead to closure of Southeast Insurance "[IAWcite.todayMemWeb], Bangkok Post, 2022-01-26