The Air Freight Market Analysis for January 2017 has been released, and it looks to have carried momentum into the New Year.

Highlights include:

  • Global air freight tonne kilometres (FTKs) grew by 6.9% year-on-year in January 2017.
  • The timing of Chinese New Year can complicate analysis at this time of year, but the upward momentum in air freight that built up during the second half of 2016 appears to have continued into the New Year.
  • Protectionist rhetoric has risen, but business surveys continue to point to solid growth in air freight in early 2017.
  • The seasonally adjusted load factor has risen strongly in recent months, and is almost back to its 2014 level.

For the full report on all the results, please click here: IATA_freight-analysis-jan-2017