Finally, a look at underlying demand

The International Air Transport Association released its air freight market analysis for April 2015, showing an overall 3.3% year-over-year increase in worldwide cargo traffic. On a regional basis, however, results varied from a 6.8% decline in traffic reported by carriers in Latin America to a 14.1% increase for carriers based in the Middle East. International […]
  • David Harris
  • June 4, 2015

Volume up, yield down in April

Along with its usual monthly summary of air freight volume and yield, Netherlands-based WorldACD today published some interesting data on the forwarding and GSA industries. We’ll start with volume and yield. As shown in the chart at right, WorldACD said air freight volume was up 3.3% y-o-y in April. As we pointed out in our […]
  • David Harris
  • June 1, 2015

Asian carriers do well in April

Last month we said that while the first-quarter cargo results from the major carriers and airports were generally good, the impact of the US West Coast port labor dispute and the huge automobile recall in the US were still having an impact, and that we would have to wait for April to get a feel […]
  • David Harris
  • May 15, 2015