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Africa airfreight down as carriers adjust to challenges

By Martin Roebuck on April 29, 2014

African airfreight tonnage fell by 2.7 percent in 2013, according to Airports Council International. South Africa’s economy in particular is suffering, and Johannesburg, Africa’s leading air cargo hub, saw a 5.4 percent drop in volume for the year.

Ronel Rossouw, national cargo sales manager for South African Airways, says a weak rand and rising...

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