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

Recovery on the horizon at Lufthansa?

After two quarters of falling traffic demand, and a €46 million first half operating loss, more bad news from Lufthansa’s cargo unit would not have been surprising, but July traffic figures are encouraging. As shown in the chart, Lufthansa’s Group cargo traffic was up 1.6% y-o-y — not a huge gain, but a great deal better than what […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • August 12, 2016

Cargo traffic suffers in February

With February results now in from many of the world’s major carriers and airports, we ought to have a clearer picture of the start to 2016, with the impact of the timing of the Chinese New Year holiday eliminated by treating January and February as a single month. However, the picture this year is also […]
  • David Harris
  • March 15, 2016

September cargo – what we know so far

It will be another week or so before enough data are available to give us a real idea of cargo traffic in September, but the reports so far published do not give grounds for much optimism. We will publish a detailed analysis of September data next week, but here are some early results, by region. […]
  • David Harris
  • October 12, 2015

First reports do not bode well for July

As the months of the second quarter of 2015 rolled by, it became clear that the growth in airfreight demand seen in the last half of 2014 had not continued – that despite the one-time bump from modal shift in the first quarter of this year, underlying demand growth in 2015 was in the very low […]
  • David Harris
  • August 19, 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

China’s year in aviation

At China’s National Civil Aviation Work Conference (held in Beijing, 24 – 25 December), the country’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAAC) presented a summary of the year in aviation, with statistics through 30 November, as well as predictions for full year 2014. Here, as reported by World Civil Aviation Resources Net, are some of the highlights: Commercial […]
  • David Harris
  • December 26, 2014