Airports Council International (ACI), the trade association of the world’s airports, reports that global air freight traffic volume increased 6.6% in October, far above the 2.1% twelve-month growth average.
According to ACI the impressive 9.9% growth rate in international freight was accompanied by a 0.5% decline in domestic air freight volumes.
All regions witnessed gains: the Middle East and Asia Pacific markets recorded the strongest growth at 11.5% and 10.2% respectively. North American volumes were up 0.5% in total because of a strong decline in domestic freight, and Europe was up 8.2% in total.
Dubai (DXB) and Doha (DOH), the two main hubs in the Middle East, observed an increased growth rate of 9.5% and 21.5% respectively. Similarly, Shanghai (PVG), Incheon (ICN), Tokyo (NRT) and Taipei (TPE), four of the top 5 airports with respect to freight traffic in Asia-Pacific, witnessed double digit growth of 11.3%, 10.6%, 10.9% and 13.6% respectively.
Source: ACI< Return