World’s Top 50 Cargo Airports — Part I

According to data supplied by the Airports Council International (ACI), airports worldwide handled a total of 103.1 million tonnes of freight (not including mail) in 2016, up 4.0% over the 2015 total. Of the almost 2,500 ACI member airports, 1,600 reported handling some freight, with the fifty busiest airports handling 69.1 million tonnes, 67.1% of […]
  • David Harris
  • November 2, 2017

September yields surge, volume growth remains strong

Two weeks ago, we predicted that when worldwide data were available for September, we would see a year-over-year increase in air freight demand within a low-double digit band. Both WorldACD and IATA have published their September analyses, and, as you can see in the charts at right, demand was slightly lower than our expectations with […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • November 1, 2017

Korean Air renews fleet amidst soaring cargo revenues

Yesterday, Korean Air took delivery of its twelfth 777F (62697),  as part of a plan to renew a fleet once heavily-reliant on 747-400BCFs and 400ERFs. This unit is on lease from GECAS, and was the fifth aircraft included as part of a sale-and-leaseback deal for five 777Fs between Korean Air and GECAS that was reached […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • October 17, 2017

Will year-over-year gains begin to decline in September?

When we summarized the worldwide air freight data from August, we predicted that, while demand would stay strong through September, the year-over-year percentage increase would probably show a slight decline. Why? Because it was in September 2016 that demand growth began to accelerate, making the year-over-year comparisons tougher. Looking back at 2016, air freight demand […]
  • David Harris
  • October 16, 2017

September first look: annual comparisons still looking strong

Monthly annual comparisons for air cargo demand have been kind in 2017, with y-o-y demand growth nearing or surpassing double-digit figures nearly every month of this year. Based on historical demand growth, Cargo Facts expected that y-o-y monthly comparisons for September 2017 might reveal the beginning of a gradual decline to lower growth, but with […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • October 9, 2017

First look at August cargo results

August results are now in from some of the world’s major cargo carriers and airports, and it appears that growth in demand for air freight is continuing to be very strong. Some carriers and airports saw better results in August than in July, while others reported smaller gains, but the overall picture is similar. We […]
  • David Harris
  • September 14, 2017

Yes, July was great, but what about August?

Three weeks ago, based on reports of July performance from some of the world’s big cargo carriers and airports, we predicted that when WorldACD and IATA released their comprehensive analyses in early September, we would see worldwide demand for air freight in July up between 11% and 12% y-o-y. Late last week, WorldACD reported year-over-year […]
  • David Harris
  • September 7, 2017

The good times keep rolling in July

Two weeks ago, when we analyzed the just-published July results from some of the world’s big carriers and airports, we predicted that when IATA and WorldACD published their detailed analyses of cargo traffic worldwide at the beginning of September, we would see air freight demand growth in July of 11% or 12%, year-over-year. We are still […]
  • David Harris
  • September 1, 2017
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