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Air freight volumes declined, but growth should pick up in coming months--IATA

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

International Air Transport Association

Air Freight Market Analysis - March 2016

Released 4th May 2016

Key points from our full report on
air freight markets in March



  • Air freight volumes declined in annual terms for the second consecutive month in March 2016, and rounded out the weakest opening quarter of the year since 2012.
  • Growth should pick up in the coming months as the US seaport disruption drops out of the annual comparison...
  • ...but broad signs of softness mean that 2016 is shaping up to be another weak year for air freight.
  • Industry-wide capacity has continued to grow strongly as demand has fallen, keeping intense pressure on yields.

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