The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced industry performance statistics for 2015. Globally, cargo markets showed a 2.3% expansion in freight and mail tonne kilometers (FTKs), outstripping a capacity increase of 5.8% decreasing freight load factor by 1.6% percentage points.
In addition, IATA ranked the top five airlines by total freight tonnes carried on scheduled services as follows:
Tony Tyler, IATA’s Director General and CEO, stated, “Last year airlines safely carried 3.6bn passengers—the equivalent of 48% of the Earth’s population – and transported 52.2m tonnes of cargo worth around $6 trillion.”
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