U.S. international air cargo up 4.1% in April
International air freight and express shipments carried by U.S. airlines increased 4.1 percent to about 1.06 billion revenue ton-miles in April, from 988 million in April 2004, according to the latest statistics of the U.S. Air Transport Association (ATA).
Freight and express activity on Pacific routes increased 2.4 percent to 515 million revenue ton-miles in April, while on Latin routes freight and express volumes fell 6 percent to 96 million ton-miles.
Traffic on Atlantic routes increased 9.7 percent to 416 million ton-miles in April.
For the year-to-date, ATA members’ international air freight and express shipments are up 5.5 percent to 4 billion revenue ton-miles.
ATA Airlines are Aloha, Alaska, America West, American, ATA, Continental (including Micronesia), Delta, FedEx, Hawaiian, JetBlue, Midwest, Northwest. Southwest, United, UPS and US Airways.