Global demand for air freight increased by 9.8 percent in December, growth in Europe was particularly strong.
Africa was second and the Middle East third;Latin America was the only region that posted negative growth with a 1 percent drop in demand.
Capacity for the month grew slightly as well, with all regions bar Latin America and North America increasing availability in available freight tonne km terms.
“In terms of demand, 2016 was a good year for air cargo. That was boosted by solid year-end performance. Looking ahead, strong export orders are good news. But there are headwinds. The most significant is stagnant world trade which also faces the risk of protectionist measures.” IATA Director General Alexandre de Juniac said in a statement.