Air freight traffic disappoints in December first look

The disappointing November results revealed in last month’s first look were apparently a preview for an overall diminished peak season for air freight, as volumes and traffic declined across all regions. Many of the same culprits behind November’s year-over-year decline – notably an increasingly uncertain global trade environment, faltering economic performance across multiple economies, and […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • January 15, 2019

Peak season offers only modest air freight boost in November first look

Hopes last month for a rebound in peak season may have dimmed, as October’s decline in year-over-year air cargo traffic seems to have extended into November. Outliers to this trend include, again, Turkish Airlines, Air China, and China Southern Airlines. Most carriers and airports, however, do show continued positive year-to-date traffic compared to the same […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • December 19, 2018

Air freight falters on weaker economy in DHL, WorldACD outlooks

While air cargo yields and volumes were up 7% and 2%, respectively, year-over-year for October, according to WorldACD, the latest release of DHL’s Global Trade Barometer assigns November air cargo trade its lowest index score since DHL launched the Barometer in January of this year. The falling outlook moving into peak season hints at larger […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • December 3, 2018

Air freight unaffected by trade war in October first look

October looks to be a difficult month for year-over-year air cargo traffic comparisons among the world’s major airports and carriers. A handful of outliers such as Turkish Airlines, China Southern Airlines, and Incheon Airport aside, most carriers and airports reporting traffic results for October noted declines, while those that did not decline were mostly flat […]
  • Caryn Livingston and Charles Kauffman
  • November 20, 2018

More mixed results in September traffic first look

When many of the world’s major airports and carriers released August performance metrics, the air freight industry seemed to be rebounding from the slowdown in cargo earlier this year. Now that September results are in from some of the world’s big carriers, handlers, and airports, however, August’s rebound seems tentative at best, as operators are […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • October 22, 2018

AirBridgeCargo names Liège Airport as new European hub

Three months after Volga-Dnepr Group signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to establish a new cargo hub at Liège Airport (LGG), the group’s Russian subsidiary, AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC), signed a 10-year lease at LGG to increase air cargo volumes to and from the airport and foster greater cooperation between the two parties. The airport said […]
  • Randy Woods
  • October 10, 2018

August cargo volumes still growing, but at a slower pace

In our first look at August results, we noted many of the world’s big carriers, handlers, and airports reported stronger cargo demand for August. With results now rolling in from industry organizations, there is a notable discrepancy regarding the exact pace of year-over-year air cargo demand growth during August, but organizations agree that growth is […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • October 1, 2018

Cargo traffic bounces back in August first look

August results are in from some of the world’s big carriers, handlers, and airports, and after lackluster June and mixed July results, cargo growth looks to have rebounded during, particularly out of Asia. However, while more of the major carriers reported year-over-year growth during August compared to the past couple of months, growth rates are […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • September 18, 2018
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