2014 ends on “positive note” — IATA

The International Air Transport Association released its air freight market analysis for December 2014, showing an overall 4.9% year-over-year increase in worldwide cargo traffic. The growth was driven by a 5.1% increase in international traffic, while domestic traffic was up 3.8%. The December numbers are very much in line with the full year, for which […]
  • David Harris
  • February 5, 2015

Volume well up, yield down slightly in 2014

According to WorldACD, worldwide cargo volume was up 6.4% in 2014, while yield fell 1.5% compared to the previous year. Netherlands-based air freight data specialists WorldACD published their summary of worldwide air freight performance for December and the full year 2014. As shown in the chart below, cargo volume in December (measured by chargeable weight) […]
  • David Harris
  • February 3, 2015

Middle East Carriers lead November demand growth

The International Air Transport Association released its air freight market analysis for November 2014, showing an overall 4.2% year-over-year increase in worldwide cargo traffic. The growth was driven by a 4.6% increase in international traffic, while domestic traffic was up just 1.3%. At first glance, the November data point to a weaker performance than was […]
  • David Harris
  • January 9, 2015

Volume up, yield down in October

Netherlands-based WorldACD released its analysis of the worldwide airfreight business for October, showing volume up 5.5% y-o-y, although yield was down 2.3%. As we have reported, anecdotal evidence for November showed a dramatic spike in charter demand (against a backdrop of congestion at US west coast ocean ports), so we expect yields will have rebounded, but […]
  • David Harris
  • December 2, 2014

Demand growth continues in September

The International Air Transport Association released its air freight market analysis for September 2014, showing an overall 5.2% year-over-year increase in worldwide cargo traffic. The growth came from a 5.1% increase in international traffic and a 5.7% increase in domestic traffic. For the first three quarters of 2014, IATA reported total cargo traffic worldwide up […]
  • David Harris
  • November 3, 2014

A milestone month for the air freight industry

According to data released by WorldACD, cargo volume worldwide was up 4.8% y-o-y, maintaining the trend of solid growth seen so far this year (top chart, below). But that was expected, and, while gratifying, is not particularly exciting. The real news in the WorldACD report is that June was the first month in two-and-one-half years […]
  • David Harris
  • August 1, 2014

IATA reports cargo traffic up 4.7% in May

The International Air Transport Association released its air freight market analysis for May 2014, showing an overall 4.7% year-over-year increase in worldwide cargo traffic. The growth came on the back of a 5.1% increase in international traffic, while domestic traffic was up just 2.6%. For the first five months of 2014, total traffic was up 4.4%, […]
  • David Harris
  • July 3, 2014

The “Battle of the Data” continues

Last week saw the release of the International Air Transport Association’s  analysis of worldwide air cargo traffic in April, showing a decline in the year-over-year growth rate from 6.7% the previous month to 3.2% in April. But now, data from WorldACD contradict IATA’s conclusions and show growth in air freight demand continuing at well over […]
  • David Harris
  • June 3, 2014
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