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April: the beat goes on for cargo traffic

April: the beat goes on for cargo traffic

Airports, Capacity & Demand, Carriers, News May 15, 2017 at 10:30 am

If we had posted the chart at right one year ago – that is, representing air freight demand growth for April 2016 – the results would have seemed so good as to be almost unbelievable. This year, growth that will likely average close double digits in April is, well, almostRead 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

Where have all the pilots gone

Where have all the pilots gone

Capacity & Demand, Carriers, News, Strategy April 7, 2017 at 9:12 am

In the last two years, the mood in the air freight industry has become increasingly optimistic. Shippers have stopped hating us, modal shift has reversed, demand growth has returned… So no more worries, right? Well, maybe there is something to worry about. We may have happy customers and full planes,Read More

Cargo demand “leaps” in February

Cargo demand “leaps” in February

Capacity & Demand, News, Traffic April 5, 2017 at 9:05 am

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

Capacity & Demand, Carriers, News, Traffic March 19, 2017 at 8:49 pm

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

January gains come with an asterisk

January gains come with an asterisk

Capacity & Demand, News, Traffic March 6, 2017 at 10:31 am

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

Modest demand growth in January, but what does it signify?

Modest demand growth in January, but what does it signify?

Airports, Asia, Capacity & Demand, Carriers, News, Traffic February 15, 2017 at 10:15 am

The Champagne bottles we uncorked last month to celebrate the growth of demand for air freight in 2016 are long since empty, and it is time for a sober look at whether that demand growth – which peaked at 10% in December – has carried into the new year. But,Read More

Cargo growth disappears in the Middle East

Cargo growth disappears in the Middle East

Asia, Carriers, News, Traffic February 9, 2017 at 10:38 am

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