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21 February 2020 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 07:19 GMT+1



February 6, 2020

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2019 was the worst year in a decade when demand for air freight

De Juniac (IATA): "2020 will be another year challenging

In 2019, the lowest level was recorded demand for air transport for goods over the last decade. This was announced by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) specifying that last year, globally, the product tonnes of goods transported for the distance in kilometres of the routes followed for these transports was found to be -3.3% lower than the Freight Tonne level Kilometres recorded in 2018, while in 2019 capacity of the world's cargo fleet, measured in Available Freight Tonne Kilometres, was 2.1% higher for the year Previous.

IATA has shown that in 2019 the volume of goods transported by air has decreased for the first time since 2012 and recorded its worst performance since the economic crisis 2009 when the drop was -9.7%.

The association explained that last year the air industry cargo has been affected by weak trade growth world sun, which was just 0.9%, and the slowdown in the sector is a result of the slowdown in the sector deceleration of gross domestic product in major economies manufacturing, declining business confidence and business confidence consumer orders and falling export orders.

"Trade tensions," said the administrator IATA delegate, Alexandre de Juniac - are the main cause slowdown in demand for air freight since the end of the global financial crisis in 2009. And while this trend is easing, the industry is facing the outbreak coronavirus epidemic, a new challenge with consequences yet unknown on the world economy. But what is certain is 2020 will be another challenging year for the industry cargo air transport.'

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