U.S. INTERNATIONAL AIR FREIGHT TRAFFIC FELL 7.6% IN JULY
U.S. international air freight and express traffic decreased 7.6 percent in July to 908 million revenue ton-miles, according to statistics issued by the U.S. Air Transport Association.
The July decrease for international traffic compares with a fall of 11.6 percent in the volume of domestic traffic.
International mail traffic was down 2 percent during the same period, to 39 million ton-miles. Total international cargo traffic decreased 7.4 percent to 947 million ton-miles.
For the first seven months of the year, international freight and express volume fell 2.3 percent to 6.4 billion ton-miles. International mail traffic rose 0.7 percent to 289 million ton-miles. Total international cargo for the seven-month period was 6.7 billion ton-miles, down 2.1 percent.
U.S. Air Transport Association members include Alaska, America West, American, Continental, Delta, Federal Express, Northwest, Southwest, Trans World, United, UPS, US Airways, Aloha, Continental Micronesia, Emery Worldwide and Hawaiian & Midwest Express.