The city of Shanghai has now entered a fourth week of lockdown, which is wreaking havoc with logistics and has led to congestion at other Chinese airports.

While attempts have been made to ease the lockdown, covid cases have actually risen in the city, resulting in seven deaths – the first during this current outbreak.

Shanghai residents continue to live under extremely strict lockdown restrictions, with millions of people banned from their homes and relying on the government to deliver food. 

Strict controls remain on transport in and out of Shanghai Airport (PVG), while many flights remain suspended. Being China’s major international hub, this has led to traffic from outer regions being diverted elsewhere.  

Airports such as Zhengzhou, Beijing, Guangzhou and Shenzhen have been carrying the weight of this diverted volume, leading to congestion, a shortage of airline pallets and little or no capacity to store cargo.

As ever, Westbound continue to monitor developments and suggest that you speak to a member of the team before making any urgent bookings.


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