Sina News reported on March 20 that Zhang Qing, Deputy Director of the Development Planning Department of the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC), said China's aviation sector lost 22.2 billion CNY (3.5 billion dollars) in January-February 2022.

Since the outbreak, the cumulative loss of the aviation industry has reached more than 210 billion CNY (33 billion dollars).

Zhang said that the epidemic's impact on the civil aviation industry has far exceeded projection.

In the first year of the outbreak, in 2020, the entire civil aviation industry lost 97.4 billion CNY (15 billion dollars).