U.S. air cargo growth neared 12% in November
Air freight and express international cargo carried by U.S. airlines rose about 12 percent to 1.09 billion revenue ton-miles in November from 974 million in November 2003, the U.S. Air Transport Association reported.
Showing a continuation of the double-digit growth trend seen last year, the November statistics brought total air freight and express international traffic to 11.1 billion ton-miles for the first 11 months of 2004, 11 percent more than in the same period of 2003.
Freight and express activity increased 14 percent to 568 million revenue ton-miles on Pacific routes in November. Freight and express traffic on Atlantic routes in November was 418 million ton-miles, up 11 percent.
The traffic increase on Latin routes was 7 percent, as 104 million ton-miles were flown in November.
Air Transport Association airlines are Aloha, Alaska, America West, American, ATA, Continental (including Micronesia), Delta, FedEx, Hawaiian, JetBlue, Midwest, Northwest. Southwest, United, UPS and U.S. Airways.