AAPA reports stable May growth, warns of protectionist policies’ effect on demand

The Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) today reported a 4.9 percent year-over-year increase in its member carriers’ cargo traffic to 6.13 billion FTKs. The AAPA said the growth was driven by generally solid economic growth across the Asia-Pacific region, combined with stronger demand for manufactured goods. The May growth is slightly lower than the […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • June 26, 2018

AAPA reports slowing growth in April

The Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA)’s most recent traffic results show volume growth among member carriers – a 5.8 percent increase, year-over-year, in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs) moved by member carriers in April – but AAPA also notes that the rate at which traffic is growing is losing steam. While the results are still […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • May 29, 2018

Asia-Pacific carriers experience robust cargo growth, higher yields, in 2017

With major manufacturing economies in the Asia-Pacific region benefitting from increased trade activity, the area’ airlines reported a robust 9.6 percent jump in international air cargo traffic as measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTK) for the year, according to preliminary aggregated financial performance figures released over the weekend by the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines […]
  • Randy Woods
  • May 14, 2018

Association of Asia Pacific Airlines reports slowing growth in March

Results from the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) for March – Growth in cargo traffic measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs) slowed to 2.8 percent last month among AAPA’s member carriers, compared to the 13 percent growth in March of 2017. The 10 percent decrease in growth rate year-over-year is somewhat disconcerting, but the association […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • April 26, 2018

Asian air cargo markets register moderate gains

Preliminary August traffic figures released by the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) today showed moderate gains in air cargo volumes and insignificant changes in year-over-year (y-o-y) freight load factors. That said, the figures failed to dispel cynicism about the region’s “generally lackluster international air cargo demand for the January-August period,” according to Andrew Herdman, […]
  • Lewis King
  • September 29, 2016

Asia-Pacific airlines’ profit falls slightly in 2014

The Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA), which includes 26 Asia-Pacific-based carriers, released preliminary figures for 2014, revealing that, in the aggregate, they operated with close to break-even status, with US$50 million net loss, compared to a net profit of US$2.2 billion in 2013. High fuel costs in the early part of the year and […]
  • Staff Reports
  • May 21, 2015

Early 2015 airfreight demand strong for Asia-Pacific

The late timing of the Chinese New Year (Feb. 19) and the bottlenecks from the West Coast port crisis in the United States may have played havoc with the last two months’ worth of airfreight data, skewing numbers to unnaturally high and low traffic figures in most regions of the world. But the most recent […]
  • Randy Woods
  • March 31, 2015

Chinese New Year boosts volume, but rates stay low

The airfreight frenzy that usually precedes the Chinese New Year provided a jolt to January volumes in the Asia Pacific market this year, partly because of the later-than-usual start of the festivities (February 19) and partly due to the West Coast port crisis in the United States. However, activity on this major trade route failed […]
  • Randy Woods
  • February 28, 2015

Exports boost Asia Pacific freight

The Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) says the ongoing improvement in international trade continues to produce growth in exports from key Asian manufacturing centers, helping to boost freight demand. AAPA says the region saw a 5.3 percent increase in international freight demand during September. Combined with a 4 percent growth in offered freight capacity, […]
  • October 28, 2014

Asia Pacific cargo continues expansion

Air cargo markets continued to expand in June for Asia Pacific, according to preliminary traffic figures from the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA). For the region’s carriers, demand for air freighted goods continued to grow, helped by positive consumer and business sentiment in major developed economies. Overall, airfreight demand in freight tonne kilometers (FTK) […]
  • Staff Reports
  • July 24, 2014

Asia Pacific freight demand sees healthy growth

Airfreight markets had a healthy growth in demand in May, according to preliminary traffic figures released by the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA).  International air cargo demand, in freight tonne kilometers, increased by 4.7 percent in May, with export shipments by air to the U.S. and Europe gaining momentum. Offered freight capacity registered a […]
  • Staff Reports
  • June 25, 2014

Asia Pacific discusses future of aviation safety

More than 140 safety professionals representing Asia Pacific’s regulators and airlines are gathered in Bangkok for the Asia Pacific Aviation Safety Seminar 2014 (APASS 2014), organized by the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA). APASS 2014 provides the Asia Pacific viewpoint on safety. “Flying is now part of everyday modern life,” AAPA Director General Andrew […]
  • Staff Reports
  • May 21, 2014

Soft trading conditions dampen demand for Asia-made goods

Asia Pacific airlines recorded 55 percent less combined net earnings in 2013 year over year. The airlines made US$2.5 billion (1.7 million euros) in 2013 and US$5.6 billion (4 million euros) in 2012, according to preliminary figures from the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA). Profitability succumbed to widespread yield pressures arising from stiff market […]
  • May 8, 2014

Timing of Chinese New Year drags down airfreight

Air cargo markets for Asia-Pacific carriers were relatively flat in February due to the timing of Chinese New Year, according to preliminary traffic figures from the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA). International freight demand of Asia-Pacific carriers, measured in freight tonne kilometers, was 0.3 percent lower compared to the same month in 2013, partly […]
  • March 25, 2014
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