The number of freighter arrivals in China has increased in recent weeks as factories resumed production. Photo: AFP
The number of freighter arrivals in China has increased in recent weeks as factories resumed production. Photo: AFP

Cuts to passenger flights send air freight rates soaring as manufacturing resumes in China

  • China-US cargo rates have risen by 27 per cent over the last two weeks to more than US$3.50 a kilogram, key index shows
  • China’s air cargo capacity was down 39 per cent in February compared to last year because of the passenger flight cuts, according to Agility Logistics

The number of freighter arrivals in China has increased in recent weeks as factories resumed production. Photo: AFP
The number of freighter arrivals in China has increased in recent weeks as factories resumed production. Photo: AFP
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