The World's Air Cargo Report

These tables indicate the top five carriers of air cargo, by region, for 2005. These are total figures, including shipments that moved in the bellies of passenger planes and dedicated freight carrying planes.

When taken alone, an FTK (freight tonne kilometer) means 1 tonne of cargo carried 1 kilometer. In our charts, it's the standard unit of measure, applied worldwide, for the amount of freight traffic moved. The percent of change shown is year-over-year.

In creating these comparative charts, Logistics Today is indebted to data developed by our sister publication, Air Transport World.

Africa/Middle East

FTKs (000)

% Change

Emirates

4,191,931

+ 19.5

Saudi Arabian Airlines

1,624,514

+ 62.0

South African Airways

910,975

- 0.7

El Al

877,925

- 11.2

Qatar Airways

869,582

+ 85.3


Asia/Pacific

FTKs (000)

% Change

Singapore Airlines

7,555,356

+ 3.0

Cathay Pacific Airways

6,618,000

+ 10.2

Korean Air

6,146,841

+ 2.8

China Airlines

6,078,000

+ 5.4

EVA Air

5,285,329

- 3.6


Europe

FTKs (000)

% Change

Air France/KLM

10,606,000

+ 2.3

Lufthansa Group

7,829,000

-1.7

Cargolux

5,291,887

+3.3

British Airways

4,928,000

- 0.5

Martinair

3,518,000

+ 4.6


Latin America/Caribbean

FTKs (000)

% Change

Varig

1,237,036

- 0.5

Tampa Colombia

822,792

- 3.9

LAN Airlines

721,769

-22.4

Aeropostal

133,071

- 8.9

Aerolineas Argentinas

124,519

+ 13.1


North America

FTKs (000)

% Change

FedEx

14,577,425

+ 0.5

UPS

8.507,711

+10.4

Atlas Air

6,000,574

+11.4

Northwest Airlines

3,210,270

-3.5

American Airlines

2,915,290

+ 1.7



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