Pactl July handle reveals increased lane imbalance

Exports out of China remained robust in July, but airfreight imports remain significantly lower compared to 2019, according to data from Shanghai Pudong International Airport Cargo Terminal Co. Ltd. (Pactl), the largest handler at Shanghai Pudong (PVG). Import volumes have always lagged behind export volumes, but this year, imbalance continues to diverge. Pactl reported international […]

CFC: Intra-European express poised for growth in 2020

Following year-over-year growth of 6% in 2019, intra-European freighter flights are again poised for growth in 2020, according to analysis from Cargo Facts Consulting. However, growth in aircraft movements and shipment volumes have not led to higher tonnage, an indication that densities are decreasing as business to consumer traffic increases its share. Continue reading this […]

More mixed results in September traffic first look

When many of the world’s major airports and carriers released August performance metrics, the air freight industry seemed to be rebounding from the slowdown in cargo earlier this year. Now that September results are in from some of the world’s big carriers, handlers, and airports, however, August’s rebound seems tentative at best, as operators are […]

IATA reports only 2.1% air freight traffic growth for July

Despite reports from carriers, airports, ground handlers, and the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) indicating a rebound in air freight traffic growth rates during July, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) recorded a significant slowdown in year-over-year growth for the month, at only 2.1%. IATA attributed the slower growth to a number of factors, […]

Demand growth strengthens in April

When the world’s big cargo carriers, airports, and handlers began reporting their April results, it appeared that while year-over-year growth in demand for air freight would probably be a little higher than the 1.7% IATA reported for March, it would not be by much. But as results continued to come in from some of the […]
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