A look at the week
By Jordan Chong
Figures from China's three largest airline groups – Air China, China Eastern Airlines and China Southern Airlines – paint a worrying picture of the aviation market in the country.
The trio's monthly traffic reports showed passenger numbers in the domestic market more than halved in August, as China battled an ongoing outbreak of COVID-19. For the month they sat at their lowest levels this year. There also was a significant cut in domestic capacity.
The swift imposition of restrictions since the latest virus outbreak was detected in July has impacted all sectors of the economy. An example is Nanjing airport. It was temporarily closed as part of containment efforts. Read More »