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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

United and Lufthansa enter cargo joint venture

United and Lufthansa enter cargo joint venture

Carriers, News, Traffic April 20, 2017 at 10:43 am

Yesterday, United Airlines and Lufthansa Cargo signed a joint-venture agreement that will pave the way for extensive trans-Atlantic cooperation. In the near-term, both airlines will begin aligning their cargo IT systems to enable metal-neutral access to each-other’s cargo capacity between Europe and the US. Further integration will follow, with jointRead More

Exceptional cargo gains at Cathay and Turkish

Exceptional cargo gains at Cathay and Turkish

Asia, Capacity & Demand, Carriers, News, Traffic April 20, 2017 at 10:42 am

After a very poor start in 2016, air freight demand began growing in the second half, and a strong peak season brought the full-year increase in cargo traffic to 3.2% above 2015 level. Still, 2017 began with everyone nervous about  the possibility that, after the strong peak, demand growth wouldRead More

Top 20 cargo airports for 2016

Top 20 cargo airports for 2016

Airports, Asia, Capacity & Demand, News, Traffic April 19, 2017 at 9:55 am

According to preliminary data from the Airports Council International, total cargo handled (loaded and unloaded freight and mail) by airports worldwide in 2016 was up 3.3% over 2015 to about 106 million tonnes. International freight handled was up 4.3% to about 66 million tonnes, accounting for a little more thanRead More