International air freight volumes are expected to grow 17% during 2013-2017, expanding at a five-year 3.2% compound annual growth rate (CAGR), according to IATA’s Airline Industry Forecast for 2013-17. The figures are a “conservative estimate of the recovery in global economic activity and world trade volumes [in] the coming years,” IATA said. According to IATA, 31% of the total air cargo tonnage growth will come from within the Asia-Pacific region. China is expected to add ...

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