Demand for air cargo services is still on the slope
The global demand for air cargo transport continued to be under pressure from the crisis in November. The capacity also decreased as much less cargo can be carried in the hold of passenger aircraft as less is flown.
On a yearly basis, the demand for freight transport fell by 6.6%, the international aviation industry organization announced IATA. There was a slight improvement in demand compared with October.
The available capacity fell by 20% compared to a year earlier. That’s because a lot of traffic equipment is on the ground and can’t carry cargo. However, more was carried by cargo planes to compensate for this.
The organization expects the demand for air cargo transport to return to pre-crisis levels sometime around March or April. IATA boss Alexandre de Juniac says that capacity problems will put pressure on the sector now being prepared for vaccines’ supplies around the world.