Air cargo volumes remain weak, trade tensions dent outlook

September 5, 2019 Alex Lennane

The latest air freight figures are out – and by latest, in the (ironically) slow-moving data world of air cargo, I mean of course, July. Anyway, these six week-old numbers show that July was also bad. Freight-tonne–kilometres were down 3.2% year-on-year. Part of the blame goes to the China-US trade war, with IATA noting that “in the first seven months of 2019 trade volumes between US and China fell by 14% compared to the ...

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