AIR CARGO DROPS 18% AT LAX
Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) has released October air cargo statistics showing an 18.24 percent drop in air cargo tonnage compared to October 2000.
Air cargo (mail and freight) at LAX was down from 205,045 tons in October 2000 to 167,643 tons last month.
Much of this decline was attributed to a 55.90 percent decline in mail from 20,478 tons in October 2000 to 9,031 tons last month. Airfreight was down 14.06 percent from 184,567 tons in October 2000 to 158,612 tons last month.
Air cargo (mail and freight) from January through October this year declined 12.36 percent to 1,636,598 tons from 1,867,356 tons during the same period last year. Total air cargo at LAX was already down 10.05 percent to 1,329,115 tons during the same period this year from 1,477,550 during the same period last year.