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Downgrade of 2024 Air Cargo Growth Expectations

Despite a strong start for the air cargo business in the first quarter of this year, the underlying economic fundamentals point to more subdued growth for the remainder of the year. Compared to our last forecast prepared just under three months ago, we expect global air cargo growth for 2024 to be slightly lower - 8.9% vs 9.9%. Much of this is due to a slight downgrade of economic growth and trade projections, as well as a diminishing boost from cross border e-commerce volumes. Full year growth for 2024 will still be dependent on the recovery of manufacturing and small package volumes staying strong.

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