Middle Eastern airline reports 4.3% increase in cargo demand in February 2020

Middle Eastern airlines has reported a 4.3% increase in February 2020 freight demand, compared to the previous year, the company said.

Capacity increased by 6%.

Given the Middle East´s position connecting trade between China and the rest of the world, the region´s carriers have significant exposure to the impact of Covid-19 in the period ahead.

Airlines in Europe suffered a decline in year-on-year growth in total air cargo volumes in February 2020, while North American and Asia-Pacific carriers experienced more moderate falls. Middle East, Latin America and Africa were the only regions to record growth in air freight demand compared to February 2019.

Figures were released by the International Air Transport Association (Iata).