The Freight 50: Turbulence ahead for the top cargo carriers?

When economic indicators are grim and airfreight businesses are looking for a turnaround, it’s easier to spot the positive signs of hope in the industry. But when the outlook has been rosy – like it has been for much of the last 18 months for air cargo – carriers may have a tougher time preparing […]
  • Randy Woods
  • August 8, 2018

IATA reports flattening global demand for airfreight

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) reported a global growth in demand for airfreight measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs) of 2.7 percent during June – less than half the rate experienced during the same period last year. Capacity was reported to have grown by 4.1 percent, marking the fourth consecutive month that growth in […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • August 8, 2018

Airfreight dives in Asia – should we panic?

The Association of Asia Pacific Airlines published February international traffic results and, for cargo, the news is bleak, down 12 percent, year-over-year. But as David Harris points out, from sister publication Cargo Facts, data from January and February are often skewed by the timing of the Chinese New Year – especially compared y-o-y during the […]
  • David Harris
  • March 31, 2016

IATA sees ‘a solid start to the year’

The International Air Transport Association released its airfreight market analysis for January 2016, showing a 2.7 percent year-over-year increase in worldwide cargo traffic (in freight tonne kilometers flown), slightly better than we had anticipated based on the results available from individual carriers, handlers and airports. David Harris, editor of our sister publication, Cargo Facts, gives […]
  • David Harris
  • March 7, 2016

Freight 50: Top 50 cargo airlines/groups by FTK

Through the assistance of Air Cargo World’s sister publication, Cargo Facts, we looked at the IATA data list through a different lens, measuring performance in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), grouping some airlines by the parent companies to which they belong. So, for this modified version of the Freight 50, we have merged affiliated airlines under […]
  • Randy Woods
  • August 26, 2015