February cargo volumes surge in Asia Pacific

Shanghai (PVG) led Asia-Pacific with the highest growth rate 23.6 per cent.


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Air freight volumes surged in the Asia-Pacific region surged by 14.3 per cent in February according to the latest statistics from the Airports Council International (ACI). The Middle East also saw a jump of 12.3 per cent.
Many airports in Asia-Pacific reported significant growth for the month, driven primarily by a strong boost leading up to the Lunar New Year holiday; and the modal shift to air transport by retailers and manufacturers due to congestion at major seaports along the west coast of the United States, the ACI said. 
Shanghai (PVG) led Asia-Pacific with the highest growth rate 23.6 per cent whereas Dubai (aggregate DXB & DWC2) led the Middle East at 37.8 per cent. For the year-to-date, freight volume grew 8.5 per cent in Asia-Pacific and 10.9 per cent in the Middle East.