GLOBAL AIRFREIGHT TRAFFIC ROSE 3.2% IN JUNE
Global airfreight traffic increased by 3.2 percent in June, primarily because of a surge in volumes at Asia-Pacific airports, according to Airports Council International.
Total air cargo volume handled by 745 airports worldwide in June amounted to 5.26 million metric tons, up 3.2 percent.
Asia-Pacific airports posted a volume increase of 14.7 percent, to 1.55 million tons.
North American airports saw volume drop by 2.2 percent, to 2.18 million tons.
Air cargo volume in Europe was flat, amounting to 1.07 million tons.
For the other region, the Middle East had a 13.9 percent volume gain, to 223,200 tons and Africa saw volume rise by 5.9 percent, to about 78,300 tons, while Latin America and the Caribbean suffered a 10.1 percent fall in traffic, to 162,100 tons.