Table A-7
Trends in World and U.S. Air Revenue Freight for Total and International Services: 1995-2008

Table A-7
Trends in World and U.S. Air Revenue Freight for Total and International Services: 1995-2008

Excel | CSV

Year World carriers' freight U.S. carriers' freight
Tons (thousands) Revenue ton-kilometers (millions) Tons (thousands) Revenue ton-kilometers (millions)
Total air cargo
1995 22,189 83,130 4,352 30,228
1996 23,234 89,200 4,575 32,171
1997 26,360 102,880 5,072 35,521
1998 26,496 101,820 4,995 36,322
1999 28,103 108,660 4,936 37,462
2000 30,370 118,080 5,360 38,867
2001 28,829 110,800 7,634 38,661
2002 31,420 119,840 10,218 41,245
2003 33,522 125,760 16,257 46,593
2004 36,661 139,040 17,507 53,038
2005 37,638 142,520 17,274 54,991
2006 39,822 151,230 17,375 55,653
2007 41,774 158,280 17,369 55,975
2008 40,505 156,310 15,837 51,897
International segment air cargo
1995 12,994 70 340 2,662 15,080
1996 13,587 75 510 2,974 16,603
1997 15,690 87 740 3,476 19,430
1998 16,005 87 050 3,498 19,542
1999 17,262 93 280 3,443 20,305
2000 18,800 101 560 3,746 21,383
2001 18,014 95 950 3,511 20,034
2002 18,808 101 590 3,769 23,122
2003 19,678 103 130 3,665 26,021
2004 21,796 115 120 4,114 30,188
2005 22,630 118,440 4,453 33,085
2006 23,900 125,700 4,647 34,221
2007 25,200 132,140 4,752 34,690
2008 25,000 130,890 4,398 32,635

NOTE: The U.S. data were converted from short ton-miles to ton-kilometers. To convert short ton-miles to metric ton-kilometers, first multiply by 1.61 (for kilometers) and then divide by 1.1 (for metric tons).

SOURCES: U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT), Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA), Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), based on data from various sources.

World-International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), special tabulations, Sept. 28, 2009.

United States-USDOT, RITA, BTS, Office of Airline Information, TranStats. Tonnage- T100-Segment data (U.S. carriers only). Ton-kilometers- T2-U.S. Air Carrier Traffic and Capacity Statistics, available at www.bts.gov as of Sept. 29, 2009.