The world had a good business run in 2019. March 2020 happened – when Corona ravaged globally erasing all the gains the economy had achieved. Lockdowns were affected in many countries, which significantly impacted businesses ability to carry out operations effectively, China – the world’s largest outsourcing hub, got locked down, crippling the majority of industries that relied on China’s cheap workforce to produce goods.
Ports and airlines were closed, effectively halting major transport of cargo, which impacted businesses negatively. People panicked and hid away in their homes, resulting in the closure of many businesses such as restaurants, entertainment joints, and theme parks that relied on people going out. Most businesses retrenched a lot of workers resulting in the economy performing poorly since most people had nothing to spend.
Governments all around the world started by limiting air and sea travel to avoid carriers of the disease entering and spreading further infections in their territories. This proved detrimental to airports and seaports since the majority of their revenue depended on ferrying people. Further, packages from China were suspected to carry the virus so sea freight was strictly halted. This led to air cargo taking on the mantle of transporting goods all over the world. Airports are now using this channel to recuperate profits lost during the Covid-19 onslaught. However, even as air freight becomes popular, the demand is too high the airplanes are having trouble fulfilling demand.