The factors that contributed to a buoyant market for air cargo last year should continue in 2005, with solid traffic (FTK) growth propelled by trade from Asia, particularly the booming China market, which had exports valued at $851 billion in 2003. Through the first 10 months of 2004, IATA airlines reported that international FTKs rose 14%, with double-digit increases recorded across all regions. Even more than the passenger side of the business, airfreight demand is driven by global GDP ...

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