Outlook for Air Cargo Looking Bleak

coracle News

Last Friday, the Biden administration suspended 44 flights from US to China in retaliation for China imposing similar restrictions on American flights in recent weeks. The Chinese government cancelled flights after passengers tested positive for COVID-19 after arriving in China, even though those passengers tested negative before getting on the planes.

These passenger flight cancellations have reduced the amount of bellyhold capacity available for commercial cargo to be transported between China and the US. Be prepared for longer delays and increased prices as a result of this.

1. The Biden administration suspends 44 flights in tit-for-tat with China over passengers with coronavirus, New York Times, Jan 21, 2022. Accessed Jan 24, 2022.