Jan 10 Demand for global air freight, measured
in freight tonne kilometres, grew by 6.8 percent in November,
boosted by robust growth in Europe and Africa.
The growth rate slightly slowed compared to October, when
freight demand hit a 20-month high, the International Air
Transport Association's (IATA) monthly report shows.
"Air cargo enjoyed a strong peak season in November. And
there are encouraging signs that this growth will to continue
into 2017, particularly with the shipment of high-value consumer
electronics and their component parts," IATA said on Tuesday.
But it, however, warned that the trend in world trade is
Available capacity grew 4.4 percent in the month, meaning
that load factors rose by 1.1 percentage points to 47.2 percent.
(Reporting by Sylwia Lasek in Gdynia, Editing by Thyagaraju