IATA Reports 2013 FTKs Increase

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) says global freight tonne kilometers (FTKs) increased by 1.4 per cent in 2013 compared to 2012. The organisation noted that the first half of the year saw “very slow progress”, with the air freight volumes increasing steadily in the second half of the year. IATA said capacity grew faster than demand at 2.6 per cent with load factors weak at 45.3 per cent. Middle Eastern and Latin American carriers reported the strongest growth in demand (12.8 per cent and 2.4 per cent respectively), while Asia-Pacific carriers saw cargo activities shrink by one per cent over the year.

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