A Saudi-led embargo may have seen passenger numbers at Qatar’s airports plummet, but the blockade has been a boon for the country’s cargo sector. Bloomberg reports that Qatar’s air freight volumes have hit record highs, with airlift required to ship in goods including fresh produce. First-quarter volumes were up 10% year on year, even with aircraft take-offs and landings dropping 17%. The nation’s flag-carrier was forced to scrap services into numerous countries, including those imposing the embargo.

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