2011 Cargo Demand: So far, so good.

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2011 cargo: So far, so good. Traffic and volume statistics for January from some of the world’s big cargo carriers and handlers are beginning to surface and, as shown in the individual reports below, there is no sign of any fall-off in demand for air freight. The year-over-year increases are nowhere near the 25% gains reported in early 2010, but that is because the comparisons are now being made to months that featured healthy demand, so the gains shown below are actually quite strong. (We point out, however, that because the timing of the Lunar New Year holiday in Asia varies, it is always better to consider January and February together, rather than to look at either month in isolation.)

 

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