U.S. airlines carried 19% more cargo in September 2020 than in September 2019

U.S. airlines carried 19% more cargo by weight in September 2020 than in September 2019. The rise was fueled by a gain of 22% in domestic cargo and a 10% rise in international cargo, according to data filed with the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) by 15 of the leading U.S. cargo airlines.

The 15 airlines carry 95% of the total cargo by weight on U.S. airlines. Cargo data consists of freight and mail carried within the U.S. and between the U.S. and foreign points.

September 2020 (preliminary) air cargo numbers for 15 U.S. carriers:

• Total: 1,625 thousand tons, up 18.6% from September 2019 (1,370T tons)
• Domestic: 1,212T tons, up 21.7% from September 2019 (996T tons)
• International: 413T tons, up 10.5% from September 2019 (374T tons)

Source: BTS

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