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May 04, 2018

Airports association says air freight volumes saw slower growth in February

Airports Council International (ACI), the trade association of the world's airports, reports that the continued economic growth and global trade led to an increase of 6.3% in total freight volumes in February. The 12-month rolling average for the freight market stands at 7.9%.

Of the major markets, North America led the way with 8.2% year-over-year, bringing its 12-month rolling numbers to 7.1%. The United States' air freight market has shown remarkable resilience despite increasing tensions related to trade.

Europe and Asia-Pacific posted moderate growth in freight volumes in February. The former stood at 6.0% on a year-on-year basis, down from 8.1% in January. Asia-Pacific's air freight market grew by 4.7% during the period, down from a growth rate of 8.3% in January.

Latin-America-Caribbean airports registered a freight increase of 11.8%, while Africa's freight grew by 11.1%.

Source: ACI