The Middle East is expected to be the fastest growing region for air freight within the next five years. Africa is second in line, followed by Asia-Pacific and Latin America. The mature air freight markets of Europe and North America will grow at about 3 per cent.
By 2018, the largest international freight markets will be the USA and China. The fastest growing international routes will be between the Middle East and Asia at 6.2 per cent per year. This looks like a return to growth in the air freight market which has been stagnant for several years.