30-May-2013 10:53 AM

Cargo traffic up 1% in Apr-2013: IATA

IATA reports (29-May-2013) the following cargo traffic highlights in Apr-2013:

  • Cargo traffic (FTKs): +1.4% year-on-year;
  • Cargo load factor: 44.7%;
    • Africa: 22.4%;
    • Asia Pacific: 55.3%;
    • Europe: 46.9%;
    • Latin America:  39.9%;
    • Middle East: 44.8%;
    • North America: 34.7%;
    • International: 49%;
      • Africa: 23%;
      • Asia Pacific: 59.3%;
      • Europe: 48.1%;
      • Latin America: 41.2%;
      • Middle East: 45.4%;
      • North America: 41.2%;
    • Domestic: 28.7%. [more – original PR]

IATA: “Air freight markets closely follow developments in business confidence. Business confidence has stalled in 2013, and air freight growth has done much the same. It is unclear – as uncertainty remains around Eurozone debt problems and the impacts of the fiscal cuts in the US – if business confidence will start to decline in coming months. However, current levels are still above the downturn during mid-2012 and export orders continue to signal expansion, suggesting that air freight demand should receive support in the coming months.” Source: Company statement, 29-May-2013.

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