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Spotlight / 2023
- November 24. IATA: Namibia clean as a whistle
- November 9. September passenger demand provides solid end to third quarter
- Published November 9. September Passenger Analysis
- November 8. Air Cargo demand up 1.9% in September, sustaining moderate growth momentum
- Published November 7. September Freight Analysis
- October 6. [EVENT: AASA AGA] Call to Action: Succeeding together - IATA Focus Africa
- October 5. IATA's Walsh says meeting demand more important than 2019 recovery
- Published October 4. August Passenger Analysis
- October 4. Passenger demand recovery continues in August
- Published October 3. August Freight Analysis
- September 6. Strong passenger demand continues in July
- Published September 6. July Passenger Analysis
- September 5. African airlines report strong growth in cargo volumes
- Published September 5. July Freight Analysis
- 8 August. IATA reports an easing in the contraction of air cargo demand in June
- 8 August. Northern summer travel season off to a strong start
- Published August 8. June Passenger Analysis
- Published August 7. June Freight Analysis
- July 5. Strong air travel growth continues in May as load factor rises to 2019 levels
- Published April 4. February Freight Analysis
News / 2023
- Air cargo demand displayed resilience in February. Compared with a year ago, cargo tonne-kilometers (CTKs) were 7.5% lower, a significant improvement from the 14.9% annual decline in January.
- Global air cargo capacity, measured by available cargo tonne-kilometers (ACTKs), grew 8.6% year-on-year (YoY). This growth was driven by the return of passenger aircraft belly-hold capacity in international markets, which increased 57.0% YoY and recovered 75.1% of pre-pandemic capacity in February.
- International air cargo traffic saw varied performance across regions, with Africa and North America maintaining their lead in the recovery of cargo traffic. China's reopening played a significant role in improving the performance of Asia-related route areas.
African airline cargo volumes decrease by 3.4% YoY with Africa to Asia route increasing by 39.5% YoY
African airlines saw cargo volumes decrease by 3.4% in February 2023 compared to February 2022. This was an improvement in performance compared to the previous month (-9.5%). Notably, the Africa to Asia route area experienced significant cargo demand growth in February, up 39.5% year-on-year. Capacity was 4.7% above February 2022 levels.
Air cargo traffic decline slowed in February
The annual decline in industry-wide cargo tonnekilometers (CTKs) slowed in February, falling 7.5% from last year’s levels. At half the rate of the annual decline in the previous 2 months, this marks a substantial improvement in performance. Download the full report.