US cargo traffic decline steady

US airlines saw air cargo traffic – as measured by revenue ton miles – decline 21 per cent year-on-year in March 2009, according to the latest statistics available from the Air Transport Association of America (ATA). The decline matches that measured in January and February and marks the eighth consecutive month of declining cargo traffic. […]


declining cargo traffic passenger numbers and revenue fell US airlines


US airlines saw air cargo traffic – as measured by revenue ton miles – decline 21 per cent year-on-year in March 2009, according to the latest statistics available from the Air Transport Association of America (ATA). The decline matches that measured in January and February and marks the eighth consecutive month of declining cargo traffic. Notably, cargo traffic in the Pacific region fell 28 per cent. Passenger numbers and revenue for April both fell – 6.3 per cent and 18 per cent respectively