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U.S. international air cargo up 8% in April

U.S. international air cargo up 8% in April

   International air freight and express shipments carried by U.S. airlines increased 8 percent year-on-year in April to 1.15 billion revenue ton-miles, according to the latest statistics provided by the Washington-based Air Transport Association.

   For the year so far, ATA members’ international air freight and express shipments are up 6.4 percent to 4.42 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.

The FREIGHTWAVES TOP 500 For-Hire Carriers list includes FedEx (No. 1) and UPS (No. 2).