IATA: Mideast carriers continued strong growth

Middle Eastern carriers continued their strong growth, expanding FTKs in December and in 2013 as a whole.


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The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released figures showing a 1.4 per cent expansion of global freight ton kilometers (FTKs) in 2013 when compared to 2012. Middle Eastern carriers continued their strong growth, expanding FTKs by 13.0 per cent in December and by 12.8 per cent for 2013 as a whole. Middle Eastern carriers have also captured a significant share of the increase in the volumes out of Africa, according to IATA.