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Solid demand growth continues in November

Solid demand growth continues in November

January 12, 2017 at 10:33 am 0 comments

The International Air Transport Association released its air freight market analysis for November 2016, showing a 6.8% year-over-year increase in worldwide cargo traffic (in freight tonne kilometers flown). International cargo traffic, which accounts for 87% of total traffic, was up 8.2%. The IATA November result is down from the 9.2%Read More

Air freight volumes and yields up strongly in November

Air freight volumes and yields up strongly in November

January 5, 2017 at 9:17 am 0 comments

In mid-December, when the world’s major cargo carriers and airports began reporting their November results, the strong gains led us to predict that when IATA and WorldACD published their worldwide data for the month, we would see air freight demand growth of between 7% and 8%. Yesterday, WorldACD reported thatRead More

October demand growth strongest in years

October demand growth strongest in years

December 8, 2016 at 8:48 am 0 comments

The International Air Transport Association released its air freight market analysis for October 2016, showing a 9.2% year-over-year increase in worldwide cargo traffic (in freight tonne kilometers flown). International cargo traffic, which accounts for 87% of total traffic, was up 8.2%. The IATA October result is in line with ourRead More

Cargo Facts’ David Harris named Air Cargo Journalist of the Year

Cargo Facts’ David Harris named Air Cargo Journalist of the Year

December 7, 2016 at 8:47 am 5 comments

David Harris, Cargo Facts‘ senior editor, has been named the Air Cargo Journalist of the Year for 2016 by The Seahorse Club, the London-based club for logistics journalists. Harris won for his piece, “Invisible cargo connections,” a wonderfully entertaining article published last September on the pieces of disparate evidence thatRead More

The EU Commission has revived its case against 11 airlines for their alleged participation in a cargo cartel.

Strong demand growth in October, and an even stronger peak

December 2, 2016 at 10:14 am 0 comments

Two weeks ago, when we published our analysis of the October data from some of the early-reporting major players, we predicted that when IATA and WorldACD published their worldwide summaries, growth in air freight demand would be 6% or higher. Today’s report from WorldACD of 6.2% year-over-year growth confirms our prediction. Netherlands-basedRead More

Is Moscow the new Gulf?

Is Moscow the new Gulf?

December 1, 2016 at 10:24 am 1 comment

As we have often pointed out in recent posts, growth in demand for air freight has stalled in the Gulf Region, with both Emirates and Etihad reporting low-single-digit year-over-year gains for much of this year. But 4,000 km to the north, Moscow-based carriers AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC), and Aeroflot are rackingRead More

Inside the beast.

Momentum continues in October

November 16, 2016 at 10:45 am 0 comments

October results are in for many of the world’s major cargo carriers and airports and they are, for the most part, excellent. Among Europe’s “big three”, only Air France-KLM reported negative growth. Even so, the 3.5% drop in cargo traffic reported by Air France-KLM was a vast improvement over previousRead More

Who is carrying all that European traffic?

Who is carrying all that European traffic?

November 4, 2016 at 10:41 am 0 comments

According to IATA, cargo traffic flown by carriers based in Europe was up 12.6% year-over-year in September, their biggest gain in many years. This strong performance by European carriers has now been going on for six months. But who is carrying all that cargo? In the past, the answer wouldRead More