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One airline business that's doing well: shipping pigs to China in jumbo jets

File photo. China imported a total 254,533 tons of pork in the first four months of the year from the U.S., which overtook Europe to become China's largest pork supplier. Foto: AP/Ted S. Warren

The coronavirus has wreaked havoc on commercial aviation, but Alexey Isaykin's cargo carrier has been fully loaded.

Volga-Dnepr Group has flown more than 3,000 breeding pigs to China from France this year. The animals -- transported 6,450 miles (10,400 kilometers) in wooden crates in the hold of a Boeing 747 cargo plane -- are being used to restore local livestock levels to help mitigate shortages in the world's largest pork market after an outbreak of African swine fever decimated China's hog herds...

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