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Views: 10 Author: Site Editor Publish Time: 2022-08-09 Origin: Site
The most crowded Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) recently saw a large number of security personnel diagnosed with COVID-19. According to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, at least 400 confirmed cases were reported among Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and Southwest Airlines staff.
At the time, however, airport service had not been affected, while Southwest Airlines had to ground a number of flights.
In fact, parts of LAX are experiencing a massive COVID-19 outbreak of at least 400+ cases, including Southern California Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) staff, and 154 American Airlines infections and 28 Southwest Airlines infections.
American Airlines has about 7,000 employees at LAX, across multiple terminals as well as maintenance and cargo facilities, with positive test results representing about 2 percent of the workforce.
Southwest Airlines told the media in a statement, "Los Angeles County continues to show high community levels of COVID-19 transmission, we have encountered COVID-19 cases within our LAX employee work group and will continue to follow COVID-19 protest guidelines with no significant impact to LAX operations ".
The latest update is that four carriers have suspended flights from the U.S. back to China.
CA988 Los Angeles - Beijing
August 7/14/21/28 (cancelled for the entire month of August)
CA770 Los Angeles-Shenzhen
August 2/9/16/23 (16 is regularly cancelled)
CZ328 Los Angeles-Guangzhou
UA857 San Francisco-Shanghai
So it seems that sellers who take US air freight may be affected more, and the air freight rates is afraid to rise.
The U.S. West region suffered a partial suspension of flights, can only be forced to fly to the U.S. and the U.S. East, the difficulty of shipping will increase, and the price of air delivery will rise for a period of time, the seller's costs are afraid to increase.
During the Matson limited time demand may surge, because Matson limited time compared to the express line door to door by air slightly slower than a few days, but the price and timeliness is the scope of sellers can consider.
The suspension of the door to door by air part will also allow some sellers in a hurry to choose to send express, compared to the price is a little more expensive, but really urgent cases can not be helped, sellers can be prepared / shipped according to demand.
As a neighboring country, most of Canada's flights also arrive in the United States for re-routing. Therefore, during this period, the time limit will be delayed, and Canada door to door by air may also increase prices.