Global Air Cargo Traffic to Exceed 204 Billion FTKs by 2010, According to a New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc.

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Currently, about 20% of the manufactured goods traded internationally use air cargo transport and this percentage is expected to reach 77% by the year 2020. Global air freight is projected to exceed 204 billion FTKs with Domestic China emerging as the fastest growing air freight market over the years 2000-2010.

Air Cargo: A Global Strategic Business Report

Global GDP is estimated to average 2.7% per year through 2010 according to a new report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc. Intensification of trading among nations is expected to accelerate airfreight growth rate. Factors such as cargo yields, relative currency strength, available capacity, and regulations et al also have a bearing on the freight growth rate. In addition to GDP, there are several other factors influencing the airline industry. Favorable elements comprise oil marketing pacts, currency strength, stability in the Gulf region, growing Asian markets, lower interest rates, and others.

On the other hand, factors that have an adverse bearing on the Air Cargo market comprise intensifying aviation influenza, terrorism, high interest rates, trading alliances and protectionism, commodity price weakness, debt burdens and political instability.

Air Freight for Domestic United Sates, the largest and most matured market, is estimated to reach 21.17 billion FTK in 2007. Rising Chinese exports and its growing express market is expected to alter the ranking of the leading freight markets during the forecast period. Global air cargo traffic is predominantly carried by non-US airlines and the trend would continue with non-US airlines accounting for about 73% of the world's air cargo traffic in 2007.

"Air Cargo: A Global Strategic Business Report" published by Global Industry Analysts, Inc., analyzes the global market with market overviews provided for key regional markets such as the United States and Europe, alongside up and coming markets such as Asia-Pacific and Latin America. The report provides a comprehensive review of market trends and issues, drivers, business profile, players, competitive landscape, recent developments, mergers, acquisitions, alliances, and other strategic industry activities.

Key players listed in the report include Air China Limited, Air France-KLM, Alitalia (Italy), American Airlines Inc., Asiana Airlines, ASTAR Air Cargo, Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc., British Airways PLC, Cargolux Airlines International S.A, Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd, China Airlines, China Cargo Airlines Ltd., Continental Airlines, Inc., Delta Airlines Inc., DHL International GmbH, Emirates SkyCargo, EVA Airways Corp., FedEx, Japan Airlines System Corporation, Korean Air (Korea), Deutsche Lufthansa AG, Malaysia Airlines Cargo Sdn Bhd (MASkargo), Martinair Cargo, Nippon Cargo Airlines Co Ltd, Northwest Airlines, Polar Air Cargo Worldwide, Inc., Qantas Airways Limited ABN, Singapore Airlines (Singapore), Thai Airways, United Parcel Service of America Inc., and United Airlines Inc.

Analytical estimates and projections are presented in terms of Freight Ton Kilometers over the years 2000 through 2010. Long-term forecasts are presented over the years 2011 through 2015. Traffic Routes analyzed in the report include Domestic US, China-North America, Europe-North America, Asia-North America, North America-Europe, China-Europe, Asia-Europe, North America-Asia, Europe-Japan, Domestic China, Europe-Asia, Europe-China, North America-Japan, Japan-North America, Japan-Europe, South America-Europe, Europe-Africa, South America-North America, North America-China, Africa-Europe, and Others. Global Air Cargo traffic market has also been analyzed in terms of destination -International and Domestic.

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