As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the world stopped traveling. Closed borders and strict travel requirements meant that actual flight movements were severely impacted, which caused a knock-on effect on air cargo logistics and global trade. But whilst the world returns to the skies once again, air cargo industry players are adapting to a very different landscape.
With our comprehensive, reliable and up-to-date demand and supply databases, our travel industry practice is able to provide insights and data on global air cargo capacity, express and ocean freight demand and capacity on a regular basis.
Global international air cargo capacity was down -2%
Favorable 2019 comparison due to timing of China’s Golden week
Total international air cargo capacity growth, October 10-23 vs same weeks in 20191 % growth vs 2019
Note: Oct 10-23, 2022 compared to Oct 7-20, 2019; Direct international flights only; all flows indicate region-to-region capacity; regions indicated by color; dates in UTC; 1) Total air cargo capacity includes widebody passenger and all freighter flights.
Note: Air cargo capacity here only includes intercontinental capacity by freighters and integrators; 1) Ocean shipping lines considered are MSC, Maersk, and CMA CGM; 2) Aircraft types considered as large widebody freighters are: B747F, B777F, B767F, A330F, and A350F; 2) Snapshot of orderbook as of 1 October 2022