India sees highest domestic market growth in 2015: IATA

Tony Tyler

“Last year airlines safely transported 52.2 million tonnes of cargo worth around $6 trillion. We have supported some $2.7 trillion in economic activity and 63 million jobs,” said Tony Tyler, Director General and CEO, IATA.

Globally, cargo markets showed a 2.3 per cent expansion in freight and mail tonne kilometres (FTKs). This outstripped a capacity increase of 5.8 per cent decreasing freight load factor by 1.6 per cent pp. The top five airlines ranked by total freight tonnes carried on scheduled services were:

    • FedEx Express (7.1 million)
    • United Parcel Service (4.5 million)
    • Emirates Airline (2.5 million)
    • Cathay Pacific Airways (1.6 million)
    • Korean Air (1.5 million)