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May freight demand grows at a rate triple the 5-year average

May freight demand grows at a rate triple the 5-year average

Capacity & Demand, News, Traffic July 5, 2017 at 10:48 am

The recovery in air freight demand that began in mid-2016 continues to accelerate. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) reported worldwide cargo traffic (measured in freight tonne kilometers flown) up 12.8% y-o-y in May – considerably more than the 8.7% growth in April, and more than triple the five-year average growthRead More

Air freight demand soars

Air freight demand soars

Asia, Capacity & Demand, News, Traffic July 3, 2017 at 10:41 am

Two weeks ago, when we looked at the first reports of May cargo data from some of the big carriers, airports, and handlers, the almost universal upward trend of growth compared to April led us to predict that when WorldACD and IATA published their complete worldwide summaries at the endRead More

2017 – the view at the halfway point

2017 – the view at the halfway point

Airports, Capacity & Demand, News, Traffic June 30, 2017 at 10:29 am

Unlike sporting events, the air freight business doesn’t have a half-time break. Work goes on without a break – around the world, around the clock, around the year. But the calendar says today is the last day of the first half of the year, so, even though business continues withoutRead More

Air freight demand growth accelerates in May

Air freight demand growth accelerates in May

Airports, Capacity & Demand, Carriers, News, Traffic June 14, 2017 at 10:08 am

Updated 16 June, 2017.  With results in from many of the world’s major cargo carriers and airports, it looks like air freight demand growth in May was extremely strong – perhaps not as strong as what we saw in March, but definitely stronger than April. And since demand worldwide (whetherRead More

April air freight growth: has acceleration peaked?

April air freight growth: has acceleration peaked?

Capacity & Demand, News, Traffic June 1, 2017 at 10:46 am

Two weeks ago, when we looked at the first April data coming in from some of the world’s big cargo carriers and airports, we predicted that when WorldACD and IATA published their detailed analyses at the end of the month, they would show worldwide air freight demand growth of closeRead More

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Moscow: the rising cargo hub

Carriers, News, Traffic May 31, 2017 at 10:36 am

The first quarter of 2017 was almost universally a solid quarter for air freight, but if carriers from one region stood-out, it might just be those based in Moscow. Recent reports of high double-digit traffic growth figures are almost reminiscent of those seen during the heydays of the Gulf Carriers,Read More

China’s top 10 cargo airports in 2016

China’s top 10 cargo airports in 2016

Airports, Asia, E-Commerce, Express, News, Traffic May 16, 2017 at 10:57 am

According to data from the CAAC, total cargo handled (loaded and unloaded freight and mail) by Chinese airports rose 7.2% y-o-y in 2016, to 15.1 million tonnes, more than double the pace of world average growth, which according to preliminary data from the Airports Council International, was 3.3%. The chartRead More

Air freight tonnage up 15% in March

Air freight tonnage up 15% in March

Capacity & Demand, News, Traffic May 1, 2017 at 9:41 am

Through the past two weeks, as we analyzed the March results coming in from the world’s big cargo carriers and airports, we predicted that when IATA and WorldACD published their comprehensive data for the month, they would show a double-digit increase in demand for air freight. When we saw theRead More