October airfreight demand growth rate highest in 18 months

Continuing a trend that first became noticeable in September, demand for global airfreight grew in October at the fastest rate the industry has seen in the last year and a half, according to the latest figures from the International Air Transport Association (IATA). Measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), the growth rate for the month reached 8.2 percent, year-over-year, more than doubling the 3.6 percent rate of freight capacity growth in available freight tonne kilometers (AFTKs) over the...

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