Air Freight Slide Deepens in January
trade pushing international traffic for airlines down a record 23.2%.
22.6% drop IATA saw in December and surpassed the previous record declines IATA
recorded even after the September 11 terror attacks in 2001.
other nations have seen exports deteriorate, showed a 28.1% fall in traffic measured
in freight metric-ton kilometers.
a year ago and traffic in North America started 2009 with a 19.3 % drop.
cutback after a 5.4 percent decline in international air freight capacity in December.
East. Capacity in all other regions retreated, including an 8.9 percent decline
in the weakening Asia-Pacific market.