Mat­ter of fact:

Cargo Talk - - Report -

Asia-Pa­cific air­lines re­ported a 5.9 per cent in­crease in FTKs with a 4.0 per cent ca­pac­ity in­crease. Emerg­ing Asian economies have seen a sharp rise in im­ports over the last six months.

Euro­pean air­lines saw a small 0.9 per cent rise in FTKs while ca­pac­ity ex­panded by 2.6 per cent. The Eu­ro­zone econ­omy con­tin­ues to flat­line, af­fected by re­newed con­cerns over the Euro and Rus­sian sanc­tions.

North Amer­i­can car­ri­ers recorded a FTK decline of 0.3 per cent and a fall in ca­pac­ity of 2.6 per cent.

Mid­dle Eastern car­ri­ers con­tin­ued their strong per­for­mance, with FTK growth of 12.9 per cent and a 17.1 per cent in­crease in ca­pac­ity. The re­gion’s ef­fi­cient hubs con­tinue to pro­vide a strong plat­form for con­nect­ing long-haul freight ship­ments.

Latin Amer­i­can air­lines saw FTKs fall by 0.7 per cent, re­flect­ing eco­nomic weak­nesses across the con­ti­nent, but par­tic­u­larly in Brazil and Ar­gentina. Ca­pac­ity was re­duced 0.5 per cent.

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