Europe and Middle East carriers weather challenges to January traffic

Carriers based in Europe and the Middle East reported mixed cargo traffic results for January. Against a backdrop of flight cancellations due to efforts to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus, Air France-KLM reported year-over-year declines in cargo traffic, while Turkish Cargo reported volume growth for the month. It should also be noted that […]

Asian carriers suffer coronavirus impact in January traffic

In January’s first look, Asian carriers reported year-over-year declines in cargo traffic across the board. While the annual slowdown in manufacturing in Asia around Lunar New Year is generally anticipated, this year’s outbreak of the novel coronavirus had a significant impact on carriers’ traffic, likely a result of the adjusted schedules to and from mainland […]

Global air cargo drops 4% with Lunar New Year

The global air cargo market saw a 4% year over year decline in the four weeks between Jan. 6 and Feb. 2, according to startup CLIVE Data Services’ most recent “dynamic load factor” report, a new system of analysis that measures cargo-load factors from a volumetric, rather than weight-based, approach. The dynamic load factor also […]

Air cargo closes bleak 2019 in IATA December report

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released preliminary data for December indicating that total industrywide cargo traffic, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), has decreased by 2.7% year over year. For the entire year, total industrywide cargo traffic declined 3.3% YoY, making 2019 the first year of declining freight volumes since 2012, and the weakest […]

WorldACD sees little cheer in December report

WorldACD found that the impact of 2019’s challenging political economic conditions persisted through to the end of the year with the release of its December report this week, which indicated a 1.7% year-over-year decrease in cargo volumes worldwide for December. This YoY decrease in volumes was the smallest since January 2019, but they were not […]

US domestic air cargo grows 2% through Oct 2019 — but unevenly

Overall US domestic tonnage increased by 2% percent in the first 10 months of 2019, but while some carriers and airports posted large gains, others have seen significant decline. Cargo Facts Consulting has analyzed the most recent release of Form 41 t-100 market data and discusses where and why the growth picture is so mixed. […]

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 […]
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