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Cathay Pacific's cargo division ended 2016 with a strong performance in December.

Huge jump in Hong Kong cargo volume

April 17, 2017 at 10:52 am 0 comments

Hong Kong International Airport reported cargo volume in March up 17.7% y-o-y, to 433,000 tonnes. In 2015, cargo volume growth at HKIA  stalled, and the Airport’s full-year handle was up just one-tenth of one percent over 2014. This stagnation continued through the first half of 2016, and, despite a strong finish inRead More

Two 777Fs are all that is left of the once-mighty Air France freighter fleet.

Surging trade delivers broad gains to March 2017 cargo traffic

April 11, 2017 at 10:58 am 0 comments

Note — 14 April 2017: This post has been updated to reflect the latest traffic results. Many of the major carriers in Europe and North America, as well as several from Asia, have now reported their March 2017 traffic figures,and  the results are almost universally good. Despite the politically tumultuous 2016Read More

Cargo demand “leaps” in February

Cargo demand “leaps” in February

April 5, 2017 at 9:05 am 0 comments

Two weeks ago, when we analyzed February results from some of the world’s major cargo carriers and airports, we predicted that when IATA published it’s worldwide summary in early April, we would see demand growth in, or approaching, double digits. Looking at IATA’s report, out this morning, it turns out weRead More

2017 is off to a great start, but now is not the time for complacency

2017 is off to a great start, but now is not the time for complacency

March 19, 2017 at 8:49 pm 0 comments

One month ago, we cautioned that, while the January results from some of the world’s major cargo carriers and airports looked good, it wouldn’t be until the combined January/February results were available – eliminating the impact of the timing of the Chinese New Year holiday – that we would beRead More

One of Korean Air's first 777Fs. Photo: Alex Kwanten

South Korean air cargo traffic 7.5% higher in 2016

March 14, 2017 at 9:43 pm 0 comments

South Korean air cargo traffic 7.5% higher in 2016, compared to 2015, as total tonnage reached 3.78 million tonnes. The country’s two big carriers, Korean Air and Asiana, both operate significant freighter fleets. Korean Air accelerated its freighter fleet renewal efforts in 2016. In the last twelve months, Korean hasRead More

Bombardier delivered its first Q400 combi to Japan's Ryukyu Air Commuter.

Japanese air cargo market growth to continue, albeit more slowly

March 14, 2017 at 3:36 am 0 comments

Nittsu Research Institute and Consulting Inc, the consulting affiliate of freight forwarder Nippon Express, forecasts Japan’s air freight market to continue an upward trajectory through fiscal 2017, after a 6.7% drop in fiscal 2015 and a steady rebound in 2016. Following a rough patch in 2015, air cargo volumes roseRead More

Cargo growth stalls in the UAE

Cargo growth stalls in the UAE

March 14, 2017 at 2:10 am 0 comments

Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways reported 2016 cargo volume unchanged from 2015 at 593,000 tonnes. This is in stark contrast to the incredible growth Etihad has reported in previous years, but right in line with what is happening in neighboring Dubai, where Emirates is reporting a similar halt to growth. InRead More

January gains come with an asterisk

January gains come with an asterisk

March 6, 2017 at 10:31 am 0 comments

Two weeks ago, we looked at the January data available from some of the world’s major cargo carriers and airports. At that time we predicted that once all results were in, it was likely that worldwide air cargo demand for the month would show a modest year-over-year increase. But weRead More