Airfreight demand continues to outstrip new capacity in lead-up to peak season

Market momentum for airfreight is carrying into the summer of 2017, with rates across 21 major east-west trade lanes up by 1.1 percent, year-over-year, to reach US$2.81 per kilogram. The latest Drewry’s East-West Airfreight Price Index indicates that, as load factors increase, demand for airfreight is outstripping new capacity coming onto the market.

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