Cargo Handling: Ethiopian Airlines enters top 25 league
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) published the IATA World Air Transport Statistics (WATS) with performance figures for 2020 which signifies the devastating effects on global air transport.
In international cargo, Ethiopian Airlines which ranked 21st recorded 3,393 million in scheduled cargo tonne kilometres (CTKs) and 19th by scheduled freight tonnes carried i.e. 623,000. With this, the airline has entered into top 25 ranking lists globally.
Last week, IATA released the data for global air cargo markets for June showing a 9.9 percent improvement on pre-Covid-19 performance (June 2019). As per the data, African airlines’ international cargo demand in June increased 33.5 percent compared to the same month in 2019.
This was the strongest performance of all regions, but notably on small volumes (African carriers carry 2 percent of global cargo). International capacity in June decreased by 4.9 percent compared to the same month in 2019.