U.S. INTERNATIONAL AIRFREIGHT TRAFFIC DOWN AGAIN IN MAY
U.S. international airfreight and express traffic decreased by 1.6 percent in May, according to statistics issued by the U.S. Air Transport Association.
The 1.6-percent decrease in international traffic in May compares with a fall of 7.7 percent in the volume of domestic traffic.
International freight and express traffic carried by association airline members, including 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, decreased by 1.8 percent in May, to 944 million revenue ton-miles, from 961 million in May 2000. International mail traffic was up by 1.1 percent during the same period, to 42 million ton-miles. Total international cargo traffic was down by 1.6 percent, to 986 million ton-miles.
For the first five months of the year, international freight and express volume fell to 4.6 billion ton-miles, 0.6 percent less than in the corresponding period for 2000. International mail traffic went up by 1.2 percent, to 208 million ton-miles. Total international cargo for the five-month period was 4.8 billion ton-miles, down by 0.6 percent.