Strong demand for manufacturing exports stoked the air freight sector to its best performance in seven years, as global cargo traffic grew 9% year-over-year (YOY) in 2017, according to IATA’s December Air Freight Market Analysis, released Jan. 31. Comparatively, in 2016, air freight traffic increased 3.6%. Worldwide air cargo capacity, meanwhile, increased 3% in 2017, leading to a global freight load factor of 45.5%, up 2.5 points from 2016. Annual air cargo capacity growth in 2017 ...

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