Air Cargo

Air Cargo

Demand for air freight through much of 2017 and into the first quarter of 2018 was boosted by stronger economies and trade, with e-commerce growth and a broader inventory restocking cycle keeping space tight and freight rates sky high. Air cargo is now heading into the slower summer months but capacity is expected to tighten into the fourth quarter. Double-digit growth in late 2017 means the year-over-year comparisons may not be as severe, but shippers have been advised to book their space early.

News & Analysis

14 Jan 2020
The congested hub airports in Europe are struggling with rapid growth in flight traffic and a slot allocation system that was devised a quarter of a century ago.
Demand for air cargo is increasing in Bangladesh as the nation's exports vector higher.
31 Jan 2018
Given limited domestic air cargo space, and increasing demand for quick-shipped goods, Bangladesh businesses are exploring air cargo options outside the country.
A tight air cargo market may ease slightly, thanks to a late Lunar New Year.
31 Jan 2018
A late Lunar New Year may smooth out the traditional spike in volume ahead of the major holiday, officials said.
23 Jan 2018
Freighters calling at Dutch airport gateway of Schiphol have managed to secure landing slots for the current winter season.
22 Jan 2018
The recovering air cargo market is generating unprecedented growth at selected airports in Asia and Europe.