The recent data from IATA for the whole year of 2016 saw cargo traffic rise by 3.8% in freight tonne-kilometres (FTK), against a 5.3% increase in capacity measured in available tonne kilometres. This encouraging growth was compared to the anaemic 2.3% rise in 2015 and the past decade’s average annual growth of 2.6%. European carriers saw the fastest global growth by region for the first time.
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