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Page 8 • AirCArgo AsiA-PACifiC • OCTOBER-NOVEMBER 2017 We can deliver the valve... and the gas processing plant Our unique cargo fleet gets everyone talking, not to mention our 26 years’ experience of keeping our customers’ businesses moving. Big or small, simple or complex, we make sure your cargo is always delivered as promised. From a little valve to the gas processing plant, we’re the only people you need to call. Our engineering and logistics experts promise you total peace of mind by managing your most complex transportation challenges door-to-door, anywhere in the world. So, whether you need to move the valve or processing plant, we’re with you all the way. www.volga-dnepr.com email@example.com Freight hit a three-month peak in August, says ACI GLOBAL freight reached a three-month peak during August, with a 10.5 per cent global increase bringing the year to date growth to 8.7 per cent, according to the latest Airports Council International data. Freight volumes The same general pattern observed in July continued in August for most regions, with global year to date freight volumes reaching 8.7 per cent. North America and Latin America-Caribbean, which lagged behind in July, rallied to the global growth trend and reached 10.1 per cent and 9.1 per cent growth. here again, Africa recorded particularly high numbers, reaching 21.6 per cent and boosting its year to date figure to 14.7 per cent. At the country level, Kenya was a significant contributor with a 66.7 per cent increase in freight. Although Nigeria experienced an improvement in passenger traffic, its freight volumes declined by 6.4 per cent compared to the previous year. Nairobi (NBO), Kenya’s main airport, recorded a 75.5 per cent year-over-year increase in freight volumes. having been in negative territory for sev- eral months in the past year, the airport was able to recover its freight traffic and surpass previous volumes. Global passenger traffic increased 6.7 per cent in August and 6.8 per cent year to date. Africa and Europe led passenger traffic growth for August at 9.6 per cent and 8.9 per cent respec- tively on a year-over-year basis. Africa’s growth rate has accelerated since May, signalling that the region’s negative drag on traffic may be subsiding. Commodity prices have recov- ered since January 2017, translating into a positive outlook for the region. Although most African economies recorded passenger traffic growth during the month, northern and north-eastern Afri- can countries posted particularly high figures. Of the region’s largest aviation markets, Egypt (+20.1 per cent), Morocco (+14.2 per cent) and Tunisia (+12.1 per cent) recorded the highest growth rates. Nigeria, which emerged from recession in the sec- ond quarter of 2017, grew 8.2 per cent in August - potentially marking a turning point for the country’s embattled passenger market. Europe’s domestic passenger traffic slowed, posting growth of 5.9 per cent (down from 8.4 per cent in July). This is a return to the long-term trend as growth in Europe is driven primarily by the international segment. The latter grew at 10.1 per cent in August, down from 10.5 per cent in July. Although the region’s advanced economies recorded strong growth in recent months, eastern and south-eastern Europe have contributed in- creasing shares to the region’s total growth. Turkey and the Russian Federation, growing at 18 per cent and 15.6 per cent respectively, both continued to recover from a difficult period during 2016 and early 2017, boosting the region’s numbers. At the airport level, Antalya Airport (AYT) posted a record-level growth rate of 55.3 per cent for the month. In Africa, Cairo (CAI), which experienced a particularly difficult period between May and July, finally returned to growth with 6.6 per cent growth on a year over year basis.