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

Topic |   China economy
The number of freighter arrivals in China has increased in recent weeks as factories resumed production. Photo: AFPThe 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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