Drivers of 2016 peak season

After a tepid start to the year, the air freight market began to sizzle during the second half of 2016, with y-o-y monthly gains of 9.1%, 6.8% and 9.8% in October, November and December. Looking back, was this a result of rising underlying demand for air cargo, or the work of one-off events, such as […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • February 17, 2017

Airports in Beijing and Shanghai forbidden from adding flights during peak season.

The Civil Aviation Authority of China added Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK) and Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport (SHA) to the list of airports banned from adding charter flights, new scheduled flights, and routes to new destinations, as punishment for failing to meet on-time performance standards. Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG) was already on the list. […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • December 15, 2016

Just how good is this year’s peak season? [VIDEO]

After a series of years with disappointing peak-season demand, data from the first ten months of 2016 is providing convincing evidence that this year is different. Cargo Facts has been expecting a strong finish to the year since October, when we received word that peak season charters were already starting to sell-out. Then last month, […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • December 9, 2016

Momentum continues in October

October results are in for many of the world’s major cargo carriers and airports and they are, for the most part, excellent. Among Europe’s “big three”, only Air France-KLM reported negative growth. Even so, the 3.5% drop in cargo traffic reported by Air France-KLM was a vast improvement over previous months. A similar situation exists […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • November 16, 2016