Global air cargo demand weakened in 2018, pressured by a slowdown in freight volumes in the final months of the year. Demand growth, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), grew 3.5% for the year, down sharply from the 9.7% growth rate recorded in 2017, according to IATA’s Air Freight Market Analysis. Analysts had expected a full-year growth rate of 4.1%. IATA said the slowdown in freight demand partly reflected a typical pattern of the inventory restocking cycle, which was ...

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