The recent surge in freight volumes began to recedd in September 2017, said Airports Council International (ACI).
In figures published on 24 November, ACI said year on year figures fell to 6.8%, from 10.5% in August of the same year. Passenger traffic also slowed down slightly.
Nevertheless, said ACI, most regions published robust freight volume figures in September, in spite of a slowdown from the previous month’s double-digit growth.
Africa led the group with growth of 16.2% on a year on year basis. Asia-Pacific, Europe and the Middle East also showed considerable increases.
North America and Latin America-Caribbean’s freight markets survived the hurricane season better than their passenger business, although growth was more subdued.