Delta Dash Door to Door – a critical assessment

Over the past months Delta Cargo has been rapidly expanding the footprint of its Dash Door-to-Door service partnership with Roadie, from about four pick up and 55 delivery cities in November to about 17 pick up and 60 delivery cities in January 2020 (see Figure 1). Cargo Facts Consulting has taken a look beyond the […]

Weakness persists in Asian carriers in December first look

In December’s first look, Asian carriers reported mixed year-over-year declines in cargo traffic. While the protracted impact of volatile global trade relations contributed to most carriers reporting traffic declines for the month, growth in month-over-month figures suggest the industry may see improvement into 2020. Mainland China-based Air China and Singapore Airlines were hit hardest for […]

December traffic reflects bleak year for European carriers

European carriers’ preliminary traffic results for December indicate protracted market weakness due to global trade uncertainty continued through the end of 2019. Air France-KLM, Lufthansa Group and International Airlines Group reported year-over-year declines in cargo traffic. Only Turkish Cargo reported volume growth for the month. In 2019, three of the four carriers tracked by Air […]

American carriers find slight reprieve in November traffic

Americas-based carriers Delta Air Lines and LATAM Cargo reported mixed results for November traffic. Traffic for both carriers was weak, though unsurprising given the lackluster year for cargo. For November 2019, Delta saw a year-over-year decline in traffic, as measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), while LATAM saw a slight increase compared to the same […]

European carriers see bleak November traffic

As if ending the year with a sigh, European carriers’ mixed preliminary traffic results for November reflect the general market weakness seen over the course of 2019 due to global trade uncertainty. Air France-KLM, Lufthansa Group and International Airlines Group reported year-over-year declines in cargo traffic. Only Turkish Cargo reported volume growth for the month. […]

Peak season’s weak October start may turn around, IATA reports

In line with reports from WorldACD, airports and carriers worldwide, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) released preliminary data for October indicating total industry wide cargo traffic, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), decreased by 3.5% year-over-year in October. While this is undoubtedly a slow start to the fourth quarter, IATA said nascent indicators may […]

Airports report weak start to 4Q with mixed October volumes

Preliminary results for October airport volumes worldwide are out, indicating continued market weakness across the globe. While air cargo holds out hope for volumes to stabilize, the start of this year’s fourth quarter is not as positive as many would have hoped due to continued global trade tensions and political uncertainty. Regions posted mixed results […]

European carriers hold out hope for holiday season despite mixed October traffic 

European carriers’ mixed preliminary traffic results for October indicate a bumpy entrance into airfreight’s traditional peak season against a backdrop of continued uncertainty in global trade and politics. Air France-KLM, Lufthansa Group and International Airlines Group reported year-over-year declines in cargo traffic. Only Turkish Cargo reported volume growth for the month.   For the first ten […]

IATA reports weak September traffic, sees possibility for improvement in 2020  

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released preliminary data indicating that total industry wide cargo traffic, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), decreased by 4.5% year-over-year in September. The continued contraction of the market reflects the general disappointment for air cargo toward the start of its traditional peak season.   However, IATA noted in its September Air Freight Market Analysis that most of the decline in […]

Top 40 Cargo Airports: Fastest-growing and slowing in 2018

There were no changes in rank for the five airports with the largest handles during 2018 – all major transshipment hub airports in North America and the Asia-Pacific regions – but the five fastest-growing airports represent bright spots for air cargo during the year and into the future. These include Belgium’s Liege Airport (LGG), Cincinnati/Northern […]

Top 40 Cargo Airports: More movements among the leaders

Still growing – Top 5 airports for growth Among those airports contributing to volatility in airport cargo tonnage during 2018 are four of the five airports reporting the most substantial growth in tonnage during the year. There were no changes in rank for the five airports with the largest handles during 2018 – all major […]
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