The state of air cargo and global trade
The COVID-19 pandemic is a health and humanitarian crisis, and it is also an economic shock. We will be providing weekly updates throughout the COVID-19 crisis on air cargo capacity changes based on actual flight movements.
With our comprehensive, reliable and up-to-date demand and supply databases, Seabury Consulting, now part of Accenture's travel industry practice, is able to provide insights and data on air, express and ocean freight demand and capacity on a global basis.
Widebody belly air cargo capacity increased 5% during 15 – 28 June versus the previous two weeks
Freighter cargo capacity remained relatively stable over the last two weeks. Global air cargo capacity increased 1% over the same period.
Passenger freighters currently account for 6-7% of widebody international passenger flights
An end to passenger freighter flights would have a limited overall impact on current air cargo capacity.