Cargo traffic drops slightly second quarter

by Canadian Shipper

June 2001 results from 700 airports worldwide show passenger traffic is up two per cent with cargo slipping 9 per cent and aircraft movements moving down one per cent compared with June 2000.

Cargo volume was down 12 per cent in North America, Latin America/Caribbean and the Asia Pacific region (down nine per cent each) and Europe (down five per cent).

The top three cargo airports, Memphis (198,000 tonnes), Los Angeles (182,000 tonnes) and Hong Kong (166,000 tonnes) showed declines just like the other 22 of the busiest 30 airports. Only four airports recorded increases: Beijing, Miami, Dubai and Indiannapolis.

Aircraft movements grew in Africa (up 5 per cent)and the Asia Pacific region (up 1 per cent). They were flat in Europe and declined in the Middle East and North America (down two per cent each) and in Latin America/Caribbean (down three per cent).

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