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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

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

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

Worldwide air cargo volume up 5.2% in September

Worldwide air cargo volume up 5.2% in September

November 2, 2016 at 10:48 am 1 comment

According to Netherlands-based WorldACD, worldwide air cargo volume (measured by chargeable weight) in September was up 5.2% y-o-y, the strongest growth in two years. In its analyis, WorldACD said: “The origin Europe contributed most to the positive figures, with a YoY volume increase of 8%.  Asia Pacific followed suit withRead More

Air freight demand growth accelerates in September

Air freight demand growth accelerates in September

October 17, 2016 at 9:16 am 3 comments

Many of the world’s major cargo carriers and airports have now reported their September results, and with only one exception the reports show increasing demand (the only carrier whose September results were not better than its year-to-date results was China Southern). Based on these individual reports, we expect that whenRead More

Demand growth continues in August

Demand growth continues in August

October 5, 2016 at 10:39 am 0 comments

The International Air Transport Association released its air freight market analysis for August 2016, showing a 3.9% 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 3.5%. The IATA August result is in line with ourRead More

Psst, wanna work in China?

Psst, wanna work in China?

September 16, 2016 at 10:45 am 0 comments

Well, if you happen to be a pilot, and type-rated on almost any modern aircraft, it might just be time to freshen up your resume! Chinese airlines are facing chronic flight crew shortages, and although the problem is not unique to China, the scale of the shortage is unparalleled anywhereRead More