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Cargo throughput remains strong at Asian and European airports,

Airports in Asia and Europe have released preliminary information on March cargo volumes, showing steep declines due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic as it has made its way around the globe. Factoring in the precipitous drop in passenger flights and belly-hold capacity experienced by all major airports,  throughput volumes remained strong, even though annual […]

Pandemic muddles air cargo traffic figures [VIDEO]

“We are not getting a reliable picture of air cargo traffic,” Frederic Horst, managing director of Cargo Facts Consulting, said during an industry webinar convened by Cargo Facts. Wednesday’s webinar was the third in a series of planned Zoom webinars for subscribers to discuss the impact of the coronavirus on cargo traffic. Though some benchmarking services began […]

August airfreight demand data reveals more of the same

Airports and carriers almost unanimously reported lackluster August 2019 cargo traffic. This was no surprise given market performance over the past quarter, as air freight demand responds to slowing global trade. Indeed, FedEx cited lower volumes of German exports to China as a factor in its weaker-than-expected 1QFY20 results. This was echoed by Frankfurt Airport’s results and elsewhere […]

July 2019 airfreight demand: summer slump persists

As airports and carriers begin to report their July 2019 cargo traffic results, airfreight demand – unsurprisingly – continues to respond negatively to increasing trade friction on the trans-Pacific trade lane, and elsewhere. Carriers from all regions almost unanimously reported moderate year-over-year declines. There is little change from June 2019, for which IATA reported a […]

Air freight traffic disappoints in December first look

The disappointing November results revealed in last month’s first look were apparently a preview for an overall diminished peak season for air freight, as volumes and traffic declined across all regions. Many of the same culprits behind November’s year-over-year decline – notably an increasingly uncertain global trade environment, faltering economic performance across multiple economies, and […]
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