The Dynamic load factor from Shanghai to Europe & The Middle East plummeted in April. During the preceding 3 months the average load factor for these flights stood at 92%. However, since the lockdown was installed due to the rise of COVID cases, it dropped rapidly to even 40% just two weeks ago.

Information received from forwarders indicate that this drop was caused by cargo being moved to other Chinese airports, to avoid the risk of it getting stuck at the airport, due to a lack of staff.