Traffic growth slows in June

The International Air Transport Association released its air freight market analysis for June 2015, showing an overall 1.2% year-over-year increase in worldwide cargo traffic (in freight tonne kilometers flown). On a regional basis, results varied from a 3.3% y-o-y decline in traffic reported by North American carriers, to a 15.3% gain for carriers in the […]
  • David Harris
  • August 5, 2015

Demand growth slows, but IATA optimistic

The International Air Transport Association released its air freight market analysis for May 2015, showing an overall 2.1% year-over-year increase in worldwide cargo traffic (in freight tonne kilometers flown). On a regional basis, however, results varied wildly, from a 10.5% decline in traffic reported by carriers in Latin America to an 18.1% increase for carriers […]
  • David Harris
  • July 1, 2015

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

March cargo traffic – inconclusive evidence

The International Air Transport Association released its air freight market analysis for March 2015, showing an overall 1.6% year-over-year increase in worldwide cargo traffic. On a regional basis, however, results varied from a 6.4% decline in traffic reported by carriers in Latin America to a 10.6% increase for carriers based in the Middle East. International […]
  • David Harris
  • May 6, 2015

Asian carriers drive strong worldwide air cargo gains

The International Air Transport Association released its air freight market analysis for February 2015, showing an overall 11.7% year-over-year increase in worldwide cargo traffic. The growth was driven by a 22.0% increase in international traffic reported by carriers from the Asia-Pacific region, which underpinned an overall 12.7% growth in international traffic worldwide. Domestic traffic in […]
  • David Harris
  • April 1, 2015

Getting pharmaceuticals back in the air

Will CEIV stem the shift of Pharma shipments from air to ocean? The Center of Excellence for Independent Validators (CEIV) is the odd, and not particularly informative name for a program launched by IATA in 2013, with the aim of upgrading and standardizing the entire pharmaceutical supply chain  an effort to convince the life science […]
  • David Harris
  • March 12, 2015

A different look at January

Yesterday we examined IATA’s report on worldwide air cargo traffic in January, and concluded that there was limited value in an analysis that did not take into account the impact of the Lunar New Year holiday in Asia. Today we look at January from a different point of view – that of WorldACD, which bases its […]
  • David Harris
  • March 4, 2015

January results are in. But are they meaningful?

The International Air Transport Association released its air freight market analysis for January 2015, showing an overall 3.2% year-over-year increase in worldwide cargo traffic. The growth was driven by a 3.9% increase in international traffic, while domestic traffic was down 0.9%. From this, IATA concludes that “air freight makes a slow start in 2015,” and […]
  • David Harris
  • March 3, 2015
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