Freighter movements fall at AMS, while Kalitta Air files complaint over slot allocation

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS) reported a 2.5% decline in freight volumes and 10.4% drop in full freighter movements year-over-year for 2018, as freighter traffic at the airport has been challenged since 2017, when AMS began enforcing a rule requiring operators to keep to scheduled operational time “slots” 80% of the time or risk losing them. […]

Airports underperform industry cargo growth in December first look

This article has been updated to include information on Budapest (BUD), Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky (CVG), Ontario (ONT), Rickenbacker (LCK), Sheremetyevo (SVO), and Vienna (VIE).  December cargo throughput results for the world’s airport are still trickling in, but early analysis indicates an overall diminished peak season for air freight. With only a couple of exceptions in Europe […]

Overall air cargo demand is flat, but certain pockets thrive

The 31-month streak of year-over-year increases in demand for air freight had to end sometime, and that time has now arrived, according to the latest roundup of November 2018 air cargo totals from IATA, as well as from cargo analysts WorldACD. However, while the current trade environment and flat macro-economic averages portray a grim picture at […]

Top 20 airport rankings get a reshuffle

2017’s economic upturn drove increases in cargo volumes, as well as a reshuffling of airport rankings from the year prior. Overall, the amount of cargo handled by the world’s airports in 2017 increased by a record-high 7.7 percent from the previous year, to reach more than 118.6 million tonnes, according to the “Annual World Airport […]

Top 5 airport trends for 2019

Happy new year! To ring in the new year, Air Cargo Airports spoke with air cargo executives from the world’s top 20 busiest air cargo in anticipation of the months to come and what they hold. Trade wars and the impending finale of Brexit have instilled uncertainty into the market, but the outlook for this […]
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