ACI:End of year cargo surge signals revival
Middle east continues to lead overall growth in air freight volumes.
February 27, 2014
Worldwide air freight traffic grew one per cent in 2013, a modest improvement from the 0.2 per cent drop in freight traffic reported by ACI for 2012. Global air freight traffic continued its fourth-quarter growth with volumes increasing 3.2 per cent year-over-year during the month, a 0.2 point slip from November.
Air freight traffic in 2013 improved most significantly at airports in the Middle East region, where volumes grew 5.4 per cent year-over-year. Air cargo growth was slower in 2013, growing 0.9 per cent in the Asia-Pacific region and 0.8 per cent in the European region. For North America, volumes budged just 0.5 per cent. In the Latin America-Caribbean and African regions, volumes fell (down 0.2 per cent) and (down 2.7 per cent) repectively.