About half of the air cargo carried globally is on passenger jets rather than in dedicated freighters, and the flight cuts have made the Chinese market more dependent on freight haulers. Photo: AFP

Coronavirus weakens China’s demand for air cargo despite drastic freight capacity cuts on passenger planes

  • There will be more than 25,000 fewer flights operated to, from and within China this week compared with two weeks ago, with 30 airlines halting services
  • About half of the air cargo carried globally is on passenger jets rather than in dedicated freighters
Topic |   China economy

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About half of the air cargo carried globally is on passenger jets rather than in dedicated freighters, and the flight cuts have made the Chinese market more dependent on freight haulers. Photo: AFP