March results are in. What do they mean?

The International Air Transport Association released its air freight market analysis for March 2016, showing a 2.0% year-over-year decrease in worldwide cargo traffic (in freight tonne kilometers flown). International cargo traffic, which accounts for 87% of total traffic, was down 2.8%. For the first quarter of 2016, IATA reported total traffic down 3.8% and international […]

1Q16 — a difficult quarter

With March results now in from many of the world’s major carriers and airports, we should be able to see a clearer picture of the start to 2016, both for the overall trend of air freight demand, as well as at the individual carrier/airport level. Regarding overall demand, it is important to remember that in […]

What is going on in Europe?

The poet T. S. Elliot famously said “April is the cruelest month.” But for the cargo divisions of the big three European carriers, it is hard to imagine April being any crueler than March. No one would say that 2016 started well for the big three European carriers, but it did not start all that […]
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