A ‘no entry’ sign stands on the street while the Pearl of the Orient Tower, one of Shanghai’s most famous landmarks, stands in the background in Pudong, which is under lockdown, is seen in the background on 29 March 2022. Photo: EPA-EFE
A ‘no entry’ sign stands on the street while the Pearl of the Orient Tower, one of Shanghai’s most famous landmarks, stands in the background in Pudong, which is under lockdown, is seen in the background on 29 March 2022. Photo: EPA-EFE

Shanghai lockdown: city’s gateway status under threat as passenger flights and air freight are grounded at Pudong’s airport amid Covid-19 tests

  • A mere 28 flights took off and landed as of 5pm on Tuesday at the Pudong airport, which handled 892 flights on a typical day in 2021, according to VariFlight Technology
  • Air freight may stop altogether by Thursday, as haulage trucks are barred from approaching the airport to load or discharge their cargo, an airline official said

A ‘no entry’ sign stands on the street while the Pearl of the Orient Tower, one of Shanghai’s most famous landmarks, stands in the background in Pudong, which is under lockdown, is seen in the background on 29 March 2022. Photo: EPA-EFE
A ‘no entry’ sign stands on the street while the Pearl of the Orient Tower, one of Shanghai’s most famous landmarks, stands in the background in Pudong, which is under lockdown, is seen in the background on 29 March 2022. Photo: EPA-EFE
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