Air freight demand soars

Two weeks ago, when we looked at the first reports of May cargo data from some of the big carriers, airports, and handlers, the almost universal upward trend of growth compared to April led us to predict that when WorldACD and IATA published their complete worldwide summaries at the end of the month we would […]
  • David Harris
  • July 3, 2017

2017 – the view at the halfway point

Unlike sporting events, the air freight business doesn’t have a half-time break. Work goes on without a break – around the world, around the clock, around the year. But the calendar says today is the last day of the first half of the year, so, even though business continues without a break, today is a […]
  • David Harris
  • June 30, 2017

Air freight demand growth accelerates in May

Updated 16 June, 2017.  With results in from many of the world’s major cargo carriers and airports, it looks like air freight demand growth in May was extremely strong – perhaps not as strong as what we saw in March, but definitely stronger than April. And since demand worldwide (whether measured in tonnes, freight tonne […]
  • David Harris
  • June 14, 2017

April: the beat goes on for cargo traffic

If we had posted the chart at right one year ago – that is, representing air freight demand growth for April 2016 – the results would have seemed so good as to be almost unbelievable. This year, growth that will likely average close double digits in April is, well, almost disappointing after the 15% gains […]
  • David Harris
  • May 15, 2017

Exceptional cargo gains at Cathay and Turkish

After a very poor start in 2016, air freight demand began growing in the second half, and a strong peak season brought the full-year increase in cargo traffic to 3.2% above 2015 level. Still, 2017 began with everyone nervous about  the possibility that, after the strong peak, demand growth would fall back to the lackluster […]
  • David Harris
  • April 20, 2017

Where have all the pilots gone

In the last two years, the mood in the air freight industry has become increasingly optimistic. Shippers have stopped hating us, modal shift has reversed, demand growth has returned… So no more worries, right? Well, maybe there is something to worry about. We may have happy customers and full planes, but who is going to […]
  • David Harris
  • April 7, 2017

Cargo demand “leaps” in February

Two weeks ago, when we analyzed February results from some of the world’s major cargo carriers and airports, we predicted that when IATA published it’s worldwide summary in early April, we would see demand growth in, or approaching, double digits. Looking at IATA’s report, out this morning, it turns out we were right. On an as-reported […]
  • David Harris
  • April 5, 2017

2017 is off to a great start, but now is not the time for complacency

One month ago, we cautioned that, while the January results from some of the world’s major cargo carriers and airports looked good, it wouldn’t be until the combined January/February results were available – eliminating the impact of the timing of the Chinese New Year holiday – that we would be able to draw any conclusions […]
  • David Harris
  • March 19, 2017
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