AAPA reports traffic growth in February

In one of the first signs that suggest the Chinese New Year has had little effect on air cargo demand this year, the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) said 2017’s airfreight growth has carried well into the new year, reporting a 7.3 percent increase in air cargo volume in February among its Asia-Pacific member […]

IATA January figures point to ‘solid, rather than spectacular’ growth

Airfreight’s dramatic upswing in 2017 makes the year a tough act to follow, and industry data reported by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) indicates 2018 is unlikely to outshine the volume growth of the past year. IATA reported a robust – but not remarkable – industry-wide freight tonne kilometer (FTK) growth rate of 8 […]

How is 2018 shaping up? Results unclear, say industry groups

With airfreight performance results in for January, indicating 9.4 percent year-over-year growth in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs) among Asia-Pacific carriers, and 16.8 percent y-o-y yield growth worldwide, industry groups WorldACD and the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) are optimistic for the year ahead. However, the sunny forecast comes with a “wait and see” attitude […]

AAPA’s 2017 results confirm strength in airfreight

If months of double-digit growth during 2017 weren’t sufficiently convincing, the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) released final numbers for the year, showing how airlines based in the region saw demand in freight tonne kilometers (FTK) rise 9.8 percent, compared to 2016. Strong year-over-year FTK growth of 7.5 percent in December capped off a […]

Asia-Pacific carriers surpass overall industry growth levels in November

Results from the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) for November – citing a 9.2 percent year-over-year increase in freight tonne kilometers for the month – confirm other reports from airlines and industry associations that the strong growth story of 2017 saw a revival at year’s end with a robust peak season. Growth rates for […]

AAPA cargo volume growth keeps up rapid pace

Despite predictions of a slow-down in year-over-year volume growth likely to coincide with last year’s September uptick in cargo volumes, September 2017 kept up the double-digit increase in cargo traffic volumes, at least among Asia-based cargo carriers. The Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) reported y-o-y growth of 11.4 percent in September, when freight tonne […]

August sees another double-digit cargo growth for AAPA members

The Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) released traffic figures for August, and it comes as no surprise that the good times are still rolling for air cargo with another month of double-digit demand growth. AAPA member airlines reported 12.2 percent year-over-year growth in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs) for the month of August and rapidly […]

AAPA: Asia Pacific airfreight momentum suggests strong second half

The Asia-Pacific airfreight market is still red hot, and the latest numbers from the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) show that despite an increase in offered freight capacity of 4.8 percent in June, load factors for the month rose 3.1 percentage points to 66.2 percent. Preliminary freight tonne kilometer (FTK) gains of 10 percent […]

Asian airfreight shows no signs of slowing in May

A solid 12.2 percent increase in volumes and a 4.7 percentage-point increase in freight load factors (FLF) for the month of May, year-over-year, are helping to overturn predictions that Asia’s airfreight markets were headed for a “seasonal cooling,” according to the latest numbers from the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA). Even more impressive is […]

Asia-Pacific cargo lift rises in 2016, but revenue, yields plummet

Cargo volume growth in the Asia-Pacific region gave some carriers optimism in 2016, but the increase in tonnage did not translate into higher revenues or yields, according to the preliminary assessment of the year by the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA). International air cargo traffic, expressed in freight tonne kilometers (FTK), grew by 1.3 […]

Momentum for cargo builds for Asia-Pacific airlines in February

Air cargo markets across Asia picked up momentum last month, posting solid increases in demand, according to preliminary February traffic figures from the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA). International air cargo demand for member carriers registered growth of 11.3 percent in freight tonne kilometers (FTK), compared to February last year, and a 7.6 percent […]

Asia-Pacific airlines see cargo rebound in late 2016

Preliminary airfreight figures for 2016 from the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) reaffirmed continued strength in the second half of the year, after a weak start. International air cargo freight tonne kilometers (FTKs) increased by 1.8 percent for the year, pushed up by strong second-half growth of 5.7 percent, year-over-year, following a 2.2 percent, […]

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 […]

Asian cargo numbers up for June after weak 2016 start

Preliminary June traffic figures from the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) provided a rare bright spot in an otherwise dour few weeks of reports. Air cargo demand among Asian carriers last month saw modest growth for the first time since the start of the year, growing by 4.1 percent, year-over-year, measured in freight tonne […]
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