April traffic… and thoughts on yield

The International Air Transport Association released its air freight market analysis for April 2016, showing a 3.2% 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 3.1%. For the first four months of 2016, IATA reported total traffic down 0.7% and […]

Air freight demand on the upswing?

Many of the world’s major cargo carriers and airports have now published their April operational results, and, at least at first glance, the news is good. Particularly in Europe, where Lufthansa and Air France-KLM both reported positive year-over-year growth in air freight demand. However, before uncorking the Champagne, it is worth remembering that April 2015 was […]
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