China lockdowns, Ukraine war dampen March throughput at cargo airports

Selected airports average 4.4% decrease from 2021 volumes

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Photo: © Can Stock Photo / FER737NG

March airfreight volumes were dampened by ongoing lockdowns in China due to omicron outbreaks, as well as displaced capacity caused by the Ukraine-Russia conflict, averaging a 4.4% decrease in tonnage compared with 2021 volumes. Since the invasion of Ukraine by Russian forces in February, carriers have been rerouting flight paths and reducing frequencies to avoid […]

 

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