Air cargo slides at San Francisco & LAX

Plummeting volumes of imports from Asia sent cargo traffic at San Francisco International Airport plunging 36 per cent in December, giving the major trans-Pacific gateway a 14.4 per cent decline in overall freight business in 2008. International imports fell 43 per cent at San Francisco in December from the same month a year earlier, a […]


air cargo global recession LAX San Francisco


Plummeting volumes of imports from Asia sent cargo traffic at San Francisco International Airport plunging 36 per cent in December, giving the major trans-Pacific gateway a 14.4 per cent decline in overall freight business in 2008. International imports fell 43 per cent at San Francisco in December from the same month a year earlier, a clear sign of the faltering production from factories in China and exports from the region. Los Angeles International Airport, the largest trans-Pacific air cargo gateway in North America, reported a 24.3 per cent decline in freight traffic in December. Overall cargo traffic at Los Angeles International fell 11.9 per cent in 2008.