Worldwide air cargo volume up 5.2% in September

According to Netherlands-based WorldACD, worldwide air cargo volume (measured by chargeable weight) in September was up 5.2% y-o-y, the strongest growth in two years. In its analyis, WorldACD said: “The origin Europe contributed most to the positive figures, with a YoY volume increase of 8%.  Asia Pacific followed suit with a 6% increase. Unfortunately, Latin […]
  • David Harris
  • November 2, 2016

Demand growth strengthens in July

The International Air Transport Association released its air freight market analysis for July 2016, showing a 5.0% year-over-year increase in worldwide cargo traffic (in freight tonne kilometers flown) – up from 4.3% in June, and the strongest y-o-y growth since the first quarter of 2015. International cargo traffic, which accounts for 87% of total traffic, […]
  • David Harris
  • September 7, 2016

Cargo traffic growth flattens in May

The International Air Transport Association released its air freight market analysis for May 2016, showing a 0.9% year-over-year increase in worldwide cargo traffic (in freight tonne kilometers flown). International cargo traffic, which accounts for 87% of total traffic, was up 0.8%. For the first five months of 2016, IATA reported total traffic down 0.5% and […]
  • David Harris
  • July 6, 2016

Air freight yield recovery on the horizon?

Netherlands-based WorldACD has released its May report on worldwide air cargo demand (measured by chargeable weight), and to no surprise global demand was nearly flat, up 0.5% y-o-y in May (see the chart, below). True, global-trade growth is still less than burgeoning, but there was some indication that yields are beginning to bottom out, and even […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • July 1, 2016

Worldwide air freight demand down 3.8% in February – WorldACD

Yesterday we predicted that when IATA published its analysis of worldwide air cargo traffic for February, it would show a decline, but not as severe as the 6.2% drop reported by the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines.  Well, IATA hasn’t reported February results yet, but WorldACD has, and it looks like our guess was on target, […]
  • David Harris
  • April 1, 2016

2015: The results are in

The International Air Transport Association released its air freight market analysis for December 2015, showing a slight (0.8%) year-over-year increase in worldwide cargo traffic (in freight tonne kilometers flown). This 0.8% overall gain was the result of a 0.7% increase in international traffic and a 1.4% increase in domestic traffic. For the full year 2015, […]
  • David Harris
  • February 3, 2016

Does November decline signal a turnaround?

The International Air Transport Association released its air freight market analysis for November 2015, showing a 1.2% year-over-year decline in worldwide cargo traffic (in freight tonne kilometers flown). This 1.2% overall loss was the result of a 1.3% decrease in international traffic and a 0.4% decrease in domestic traffic. Three weeks ago, when we looked […]
  • David Harris
  • January 11, 2016

The good and bad of October

The International Air Transport Association released its air freight market analysis for October 2015, showing a 0.5% year-over-year increase in worldwide cargo traffic (in freight tonne kilometers flown). The 0.5% overall gain was the result of a 0.6% increase in international traffic and a 0.4% increase in domestic traffic. Two weeks ago, when we looked […]
  • David Harris
  • December 2, 2015
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