The evolution of air cargo and global trade
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the world stopped traveling. Closed borders and strict travel requirements meant that actual flight movements were severely impacted, which caused a knock-on effect on air cargo and global trade. But whilst the world returns to the skies once again, industry players are adapting to a very different landscape.
With our comprehensive, reliable and up-to-date demand and supply databases, our travel industry practice is able to provide insights and data on air, express and ocean freight demand and capacity on a global basis.
Global international air cargo capacity was down -6% (vs. 2019) between April 4-17, 2022
Asia to Middle East to Europe is up +9% due to continuous rerouting of capacity
Shanghai PVG international air cargo capacity in the first two weeks of April 2022 around a third as the same weeks in 2021
As Shanghai factories are preparing to reopen and restrictions are lifted, air cargo capacity could be less constrained in the near future