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Shanghai Pudong International Airport Temporary Flight Suspension Advisory

By
Gregor Vrhunc
August 20, 2021
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PVG COVID News Advisory

After two cases of COVID-19 were detected among personnel at Shanghai Pudong International Airport Cargo Terminal Co Ltd (PACTL), international cargo flights have been temporarily suspended.

The first case was detected in one of the two terminal handlers at Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG). The second case was detected in a member of the airlines stationed staff (maintenance).

More than 300 close contacts who work at the terminal have been requested to stop work immediately and go for PCR testing and centralized quarantine.  

According to the notice from the airport, all international cargo and passenger cargo departure operations will be suspended beginning this afternoon (August 20, 2021). The length of this suspension is still unknown. The unloading of incoming cargo flights will be delayed as well.  

Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) East China Bureau and airport authorities are holding a joint meeting on this emergency. Following the meeting an official announcement is expected.

Delays are expected while flight schedules are being rearranged.

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