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Airfreight demand is surging, says IATA and WorldACD

[ February 2, 2018   //   ]

Airfreight demand, in freight tonne kilometres, grew by 9.0% in 2017, according to International Air Transport Association (IATA) data released on 31 January. This was more than double the 3.6% annual growth recorded in 2016. Freight capacity, measured in available freight tonne kilometers (AFTKs), rose by 3.0% in 2017, the slowest growth seen since 2012.

Analyst WorldACD, in its own figures, said that year on year growth for the last quarter of 2017 was 6.6%, impressive in the light that it had already grown strongly in the last quarter of 2016.