Global airfreight volumes continued with robust growth in August, according to the International Air Transport Association. Measured by freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), volumes rose 5.1 percent compared to August 2013. Capacity grew at a slower pace of 3.4 percent from the previous year. This is the second strong month for cargo volumes in a row, following the 6.1 percent year-on-year rise recorded in July.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released June figures showing a 1.2-percent year-on-year expansion in global air freight demand. Although weak, this is an improvement when compared to the 0.9-percent year-on-year demand growth recorded in May and the 0.1-percent growth realized over the first half of the year.
Statistics show a stabilization of airfreight markets on the back of encouraging growth towards the end of 2012. Compared to the previous year, the International Air Transport Association's (IATA) latest global airfreight demand statistics show demand for airfreight was "apparently very strong" at the start of this January with a rise of 5.0 percent.