Airports say global air freight volumes were up 3.5% last year

Airports Council International (ACI), the trade association of most of the world’s airports, reports that air freight markets experienced a revival in the second half of 2016.

Volumes increased 3.5% for the year as a whole with a dramatic jump of 8.9% for the month of December brought on by an increase in volumes at airports in the Europe, Middle East and Asia-Pacific regions.

In fact, says ACI, air freight volumes in each of these regions increased over 10.0% for the month of December. Despite the long-term uncertainty regarding trade policies, heightened business confidence through inventory build-ups and increased export orders remained apparent in the near term.

Source: ACI

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