Total air freight traffic worldwide in April increased 1 percent year-over-year, although growth continued to be mixed across airports because about half of the world’s Top 20 air freight hubs registered declines for the month, according to Airports Council International.
Monthly international freight rose 1.1 percent compared to April 2012, while domestic freight inched up 0.9 percent.
Notably, Hong Kong International Airport and Memphis International Airport posted “strong gains” amid the economic uncertainty in April at 4.5 percent and 4.3 percent, respectively, ACI said.
Year-to-date, total freight traffic inched up 0.2 percent versus the same period last year. Domestic freight increased 1 percent year-over-year, but international freight declined 0.6 percent.