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Air cargo momentum not slowing

May 20, 2021

Cirium’s new air cargo report analyzes why and how cargo has been a bright spot in the aviation industry.

In the last few months the air cargo has seen significant growth in demand. COVID-19 grounded many aircraft and created wide-spread disruption, but it also created new demand and opportunities. Successful airlines, freight forwarders and consolidators are finding innovative ways to take advantage of this demand despite initial capacity constraints.

  • After a multi-year decline, air cargo volume is up and demand is even higher
  • E-commerce air cargo grew 27.6% this year and is one of many factors driving demand
  • Disruptions on the ground, at sea and those cause by COVID-19 have driven cargo carriers to adapt
  • Air cargo’s flexibility is making it more reliable
Air Cargo report cover.

The new Cirium air cargo report analyzes why and how cargo has been a bright spot in the aviation industry. The report analyzes the impact of COVID-19 on both supply and demand, what factors are driving growth and how the industry is taking advantage of the dynamic operating environment.

Included in the air cargo report

  • Cargo’s impact on aviation recovery
  • How air cargo handled disruption and remained nimble
  • The current and future state of cargo in the cabin
  • The ways cargo can continue to see growth in a post-COVID-19 world
  • Commentary and analysis from Cirium researchers and industry executives
  • And, much more

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