Source: Clancy, B. and D. Hoppin (2004) The MergeGlobal 2004-2008 World
Air Freight Forecast, MergeGlobal, Inc.Major Air Freight Flows Between
Regions, 2003 (in billions of ton-km)
Air freight traffic shows a similar pattern than passengers air traffic,
with an even higher level of concentration around North America (United
States). Routes to and from Asia-Pacific dominate air freight flows.
However there are acute imbalances in air freight flows, reflecting
the global specialization of manufacturing. Asia / Pacific is the most
important origin, while North America is the most important destination.
This obviously impacts freight rates.