Thu, 16 Jul 2020

An aircraft with medical supplies from Shanghai, China arrives at an airport in Mexico City, Mexico, on May 12, 2020. (Xinhua/Xin Yuewei)

SHANGHAI, June 5 (Xinhua) -- Shanghai Pudong International Airport saw a total of 9,431 outbound flights during April and May, three times that of the same period last year, local authorities said Friday.

Outbound flights transporting anti-epidemic supplies account for a considerable proportion of the total, showing that the airport has become an important bridge in supporting the global fight against COVID-19, according to Shanghai Customs.

The airport customs department has organized four new warehouses, covering nearly 30,000 square meters, for the storage of anti-epidemic materials and opened green channels for the export of these materials. ■

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