While Western airlines like Lufthansa are heading for a recovery, China’s aviation industry is only now really slipping into crisis. The Communist Party’s strict zero-Covid strategy has led to a slump in the number of domestic flights. At the same time, international traffic has almost ground to a halt due to travel restrictions. Compared to January 2020, Chinese airlines’ international traffic has plummeted by 90 percent. An extensive rescue package is now intended to give the sector a boost again.
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