For the next four days Air4casts will be exploring five important traffic indicators which, taken together and separately, may be interpreted as indicating a change in direction for China air traffic.
The message coming from the CCP October Conference could not have been clearer: no change to Covid zero tolerance. And then In October rumours began to circulate; relaxation was coming. But it wasn’t: “We should adhere to the principle of putting people and lives first, and the broader strategy of preventing imports from outside and internal rebounds”, seemed an unequivocal re-statement of a hard-line policy.
The five indictors to watch are:
#1 to Watch; Daily Domestic Travel - Tuesday
#2 to Watch; Hong Kong Flight Schedules - Wednesday
#3 to Watch; China Daily International Flights - Thursday
#4 to Watch; Hainan Internationals - Friday
#5 to Watch; Hong Kong Daily Departures - Friday