Slowly But Surely, China Domestic Capacity Creeps Back Up
While airlines around the world hunker down amid the coronavirus crisis, the Chinese domestic market is telling a different story
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April 5, 2020 - by Alfred Chua for flightglobal.com
- While airlines around the world hunker down amid the coronavirus crisis, the Chinese domestic market is telling a different story.
After being placed on lockdown for about two months, the province of Hubei in central China saw barriers come down in late March.
The province was the epicentre of the deadly coronavirus outbreak that is now spreading across the world. It was shut off from the rest of the country in late January in an attempt to curb the spread of the virus.
Across Mainland China, media reports indicate that business, which hitherto had ground to a near halt, is slowly restarting, as the Chinese government cautiously balances the need to restart its economy with public health considerations.
Likewise, after bottoming out in February this year, Chinese carriers are slowly, but surely, adding capacity to...
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