Global cargo traffic maintains growth: ACI

Global airfreight traffic continued to maintain the upward trend in volumes, according to Airports Council International (ACI), with a year-on-year growth rate of four per cent for the month of November.


Global cargo traffic maintains growth: ACI


Global airfreight traffic continued to maintain the upward trend in volumes, according to Airports Council International (ACI),  with a year-on-year growth rate of four per cent for the month of November. The overall accumulated volumes for the last twelve months rose by 4.7 per cent. International freight volumes jumped up by 5.6 per cent whereas domestic volumes increased by 2.6 per cent.

 

Asia-Pacific posted increases in volumes of 4.7 per cent for the month of November, which is slightly below the twelve-month growth trend of 5.6 per cent. Nevertheless, the region’s largest freight hubs continue to report gains in volumes. Hong Kong (HKG), Shanghai (PVG) and Incheon (ICN) saw volumes increase by 5.5, 8 and 3.6 per cent respectively for the month.

 

The Middle East continues to achieve the highest growth in freight volumes at 12.8 per cent year-on-year for the month of November. Since the commencement of operations at Dubai World Central (DWC), the airport has remained one of the major contributors to overall increases in freight volumes for the region. Airfreight volumes at DWC have increased by over 301.9 per cent as compared to the previous year.

 

Africa is experiencing some volatility in month-to-month freight volumes. While October freight volumes achieved significant gains over the previous year, November volumes were in decline by 1.7 per cent.