Asian-Pacific airlines record strong export demand
Preliminary traffic figures for November 2016, released by the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA), showed that international air cargo demand, as measured in freight tonne kilometres (FTK), rose by 5.3%, underpinned by broad-based improvements in new export orders.
Combined with a 3.2% increase in offered freight capacity, the average international freight load factor gained 1.4 percentage points to reach the year's monthly high of 66.9%.
Commenting on the results, Andrew Herdman, AAPA’s director general said, "the region's carriers saw a modest but progressive recovery in international air cargo demand last year, with volume growth of 1.2% for the first eleven months of 2016." (ah)