August cargo volumes still growing, but at a slower pace

In our first look at August results, we noted many of the world’s big carriers, handlers, and airports reported stronger cargo demand for August. With results now rolling in from industry organizations, there is a notable discrepancy regarding the exact pace of year-over-year air cargo demand growth during August, but organizations agree that growth is […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • October 1, 2018

Air cargo volume growth flattens in June

When Netherlands-based WorldACD reported air cargo performance results for May, the outlook for continued cargo growth was in question, summarized as “Is the party really over?” With yesterday’s release of June results from WorldACD, the answer seems to suggest that although the party isn’t truly winding down, it is certainly on hiatus for the summer. […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • August 1, 2018

Air cargo demand growth slows in May

In its overview of May air cargo performance, WorldACD asked the question that has been rehashed repeatedly as traffic growth has slowed and protectionist rhetoric has increased in 2018: “Is the party really over?” With these most recent results, the slowdown from last year’s consistent double-digit increases is undeniable – while volumes are still increasing […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • July 2, 2018

Demand flattens and yields soar in March… Or maybe not

Two weeks ago, when we looked at the March air freight data from some of the early-reporting major carriers, airports, and handlers, it was clear that, for most of the world, demand growth had dwindled to almost nothing. The exception was three big carriers from the Americas – United, Delta, and LATAM – all of […]
  • David Harris
  • May 2, 2018

The wild card in the air freight game

Two weeks ago, when we analyzed the February results from some of the world’s big cargo carriers, we concluded that, once full worldwide data were available, we would see a fall-off in demand growth from January to February, and that the combined two-month growth would be below the double-digit percentages we saw last year, but […]
  • David Harris
  • April 4, 2018

Summarizing the air cargo market in 2017

IATA reported freight tonne kilometers across the airfreight industry rose by 9.0% y-o-y for the full year 2017, the strongest growth over a calendar year since 2010’s recovery from the industry’s abysmal performance in late 2008 through most of 2009. Last year saw marked improvement in world trade conditions generally, and the resulting demand for […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • January 31, 2018

Record-breaking cargo volume in November

Two weeks ago, when we reported the strong air freight data posted by several of the big cargo carriers and airports in November, we predicted that WorldACD and IATA would show worldwide year-over-year air freight demand growth close to double digits for the month. We will have to wait for IATA, but WorldACD published its […]
  • David Harris
  • January 3, 2018

Has the current traffic growth cycle peaked?

Last month we predicted that when worldwide data were available for October, we would see a year-over-year increase in air freight demand within mid-single digits. Both WorldACD and IATA have published their October analyses and, as you can see in the charts at right, demand growth was in line with our expectations, with IATA reporting […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • December 5, 2017


今年9月份,就目前的数据来看,全球主要航空公司和货运机场的成绩显然,航空货运的货量增长依然保持强劲,然而最近几个月来的航空货运平均收益,略微低于去年同期。《空运通讯》预计,当IATA和WorldACD在未来两周内发布全球货量的详细分析,我们将看到持续的两位数增长,但更有可能是接近10%,而不是近期来常态化的12%。 何以见得?2016年9月以来,航空货运的需求增长开始不断加速,使得货量比对的基数不断提升。回顾2016年,年初为负增长,4月份开始转为正增长,直到8月份均保持低位增长,9月份增长开始加速并达到6.1%,10月份增速为8.2%,11月份增速为6.8%,12月份增速为9.8%。
  • Charles Kauffman
  • October 23, 2017

Strong demand growth in August – but tougher comparisons ahead

Two weeks ago, we predicted that when worldwide data were available for August, we would see a year-over-year increase in air freight demand well into double digits. Both WorldACD and IATA have published their August analyses, and, as you can see in the charts at right, demand did indeed grow between 12% and 15% y-o-y, […]
  • David Harris
  • October 5, 2017
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