AAPA: Industry weakness persists with June’s 7.2% declines in FTKs for Asia

The Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) released preliminary traffic figures indicating a 7.2% year-on-year decline in air cargo demand as measured in freight tonne kilometers for June. According to the AAPA, this is the eighth consecutive month of declining traffic and volumes for the region.  The average international freight load factor for the month fell 5.1 percentage points to […]
  • Brianne Ledda
  • July 29, 2019

Asia’s airfreight markets keep racking up the gains

Asia’s airfreight market continued to burnish its reputation as the global breadwinner last month, with preliminary traffic figures for October showing a 5.8 percent rise, year-over-year, once again showing healthy growth in international air cargo markets. The air cargo increase for airlines from the Asia-Pacific region, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTK), came about, in […]
  • Lewis King
  • November 28, 2017

Asia-Pacific airlines show modest recovery in cargo

Air cargo markets in the Asia-Pacific region are growing, albeit slowly, according to preliminary traffic figures for the month of July, recently released by the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA). Member airlines’ cargo volumes grew by 3.9 percent, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs). In spite of a 3.4 percent increase in capacity for […]
  • Lewis King
  • August 29, 2016

AAPA shows only modest cargo increase in 2015

While international passenger traffic increased by nearly 8 percent among Asia-Pacific carriers last year, air cargo demand improved only slightly, reflecting an overall slowing of global trade, said the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA). In its preliminary report for 2015, AAPA found that international air cargo demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs) saw […]
  • Staff Reports
  • January 28, 2016

AAPA reports weak September

The Asia Pacific Airlines Association (AAPA) once again said air cargo markets in the Asia-Pacific region were weak, this time in September. Demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers reported by AAPA member airlines, matched the same month last year almost exactly: 5.303 billion in 2015, compared to 5.304 billion last year. Taking into account a […]
  • Staff Reports
  • October 23, 2015

AAPA reports slowdown in FTKs

  The Association of Asia Pacific Airlines said that its member airlines, while enjoying increased passenger numbers, saw air cargo demand weaken in July. The association attributes the decrease in cargo traffic to a slowdown in world trade and less demand for Asian exports. Air cargo demand declined by 2.2 percent over July 2014’s figures. […]
  • Staff Reports
  • September 4, 2015