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Spotlight / 2023
- 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
- July 5. African airlines see 2% drop in cargo demand in May: IATA
- Published July 5. May Passenger Analysis
- Published July 5. May Freight Analysis
- June 6. Aviation head takes aim at SA for upping airport charges despite 'inefficient' operations
- June 6. IAFCAC, AASA Join Forces with IATA on Focus Africa
- June 5. South Africa’s Poppy Khoza takes Inspirational Role Model accolade at IATA Diversity & Inclusion Awards
- June 1. Travel demand maintains high in April; domestic traffic fully recovered, says IATA
- June 1. Global air cargo capacity up 13%; crosses pre-Covid levels
- Published March 6. January Freight Analysis
News / 2023
- Industry-wide cargo tonne-kilometers (CTKs) continued to decline in January, falling 14.9% year-on-year (YoY) and marking the 11th month of consecutive annual declines. Compared with pre-pandemic levels, air cargo demand was also down 11%.
- Cargo capacity – measured by available cargo tonne-kilometers (ACTKs) – picked up 3.9% YoY in January, reflecting the strong recovery of belly cargo capacity in passenger airline markets. Cargo load factors stood at 44.8%, after falling 9.9 percentage points below load factors in January 2022.
- The economic outlook for the air cargo industry in 2023 is expected to be a challenging one. Multiple macroeconomic headwinds stemming from the global pandemic persist and the on-going war in Ukraine has disrupted important trade flows and economic activity across various regions.
African airline cargo volumes decrease by 9.5% YoY
African airlines saw cargo volumes decrease by 9.5% in January 2023 compared to January 2022. This was an improvement in performance compared to the previous month (-10%). Capacity was 1.8% below January 2022 levels, but demand for the region’s airlines remained 9.7% higher than pre-pandemic levels.
Air cargo demand contracted further in January
Industry-wide cargo tonne-kilometers (CTKs) fell 14.9% YoY in January, marking the 11th month of consecutive annual declines in global air cargo demand. Compared with January 2019 cargo traffic, industry CTKs also contracted by 11%. Download the full report.