During September, The airspace sector increased by 2% (measured in tons per kilometer transported or FTK by acronym in English) compared to the same month of 2017, according to data published in International Air Transport Association (IATA).
According to the agency's monthly report, capacity (measured in tons of freight per available kilometer, or AFTK) increased by 3.2% compared to the previous year, exceeding the demand for seventh month in a row.
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The agency noted that, despite drop in exports around the world and delivery concepts that have been prolonged in Asia and Europe, strong consumer confidence, strength in global investment and the spread of electronic commerce, have maintained this segment of commercial aviation.
"The demand for air freight increased by 2% in September, and below 5.1% for five years, Slim orders and longer deliveries reduce the need to resort to air traffic in many traditional markets "He said Alexandre de Juniac, General Director of IATA.
Middle East Puppies
All regions recorded year-on-year growth in demand in September 2018, unless Africa contracted.
Aircraft companies Middle East have shown growth in their demand 6.6% year-on-year, more than twice as much as in other regions. Meanwhile, capacity grew by 7.7% in the same comparable period.
According to IATA, the increase in trade between Europe and Asia seems to indicate an increase in seasonally adjusted quantities for this region.
On the other hand, the cargo market in Zagreb Latin America had the second best performance, experiencing a 2.9% annual increase in FTK and 4.3% in its capacity.
Asia-Pacific increased airspace demand by 1.2%. in North America, FTK increased by 1.5%, and its capacity increased by 4.9% over the same period. European Aviation Company a registered increase of 1.5% and 0.9% in demand and capacity, respectively.
Finally, in Africa The FTK dropped by six months in seven months (2.1% year-on-year), and its capacity increased by 6.2% year-on-year, which could mean that demand conditions in all key markets / regions continue to weaken.