Pudong airport sees flight, cargo volume rise despite pandemic control

english.pudong.gov.cn Updated:2022-07-15

As the COVID-19 pandemic is tightly controlled in China, the average daily cargo flight and cargo volume of Shanghai's Pudong International Airport has continued to maintain an upward trend in the first week of July, according to statistics released by the airport.

Since June, the air cargo business at the airport has continued to pick up, with both supply and demand recovering at an accelerated pace. Official data indicate that the airport had an average of 232 cargo flights taking off and landing every day in late June, with a daily cargo and mail throughput of 9,133.9 metric tons, increasing by 33.6 percent and 28.1 percent, respectively, over the same period in May. The freight volume of the airport has basically returned to the pre-pandemic level, greatly easing pressure on the global supply chain.

On July 6, a batch of imported materials that were urgently needed by integrated circuit manufacturing enterprises located in the Suzhou Pilot Free Trade Zone was successfully picked up at the Pudong Airport Cargo Station, which greatly reduced the waiting time for goods to be handled.

The airport also established a special team to enable the efficient processing of imported cold chain fresh goods, and a full closed-loop management system has also been adopted to provide a green channel for cold chain fresh goods.

Faced with the challenges of the pandemic, Shanghai Airport Group rose to the occasion and took various measures to stabilize the operations of Pudong International Airport. Thanks to the joint efforts of the group and local government, Pudong airport has maintained connections between Shanghai and its key markets in Europe, America, and the Asia-Pacific region, which has played an important role in keeping global industry and supply chains stable.