U.S. INTERNATIONAL AIR FREIGHT TRAFFIC FELL BY 2% IN APRIL
U.S. international air freight and express traffic decreased by 2 percent in April, according to statistics issued by the U.S. Air Transport Association.
International freight and express traffic carried by association airline members fell to 894 million revenue ton-miles, from 911 million in April 2001.
International mail traffic was down by 12.8 percent during the same period, to 36 million ton-miles. Total international cargo traffic, including freight, express and mail, decreased 2.4 percent, to 930 million ton-miles, from 953 million ton-miles.
U.S. Air Transport Association members include Alaska, Aloha, America West, American, American Trans Air, Continental, Continental Micronesia, Delta, Emery, Federal Express, Hawaiian, JetBlue, Midwest Express, Northwest, Southwest, United, UPS and U.S. Airways.