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Air cargo - 11% up in 1st half

Press release issued by the Civil Aviation Authority ( CAA ) shows that during the first half of 2004 cargo movements at Ben-Gurion airport increased by 11% compared to same period last year
30.08.04 / 00:00
Air cargo - 11% up in 1st half
30.08.04
Air cargo - 11% up in 1st half

Press release issued by the Civil Aviation Authority ( CAA ) shows that during the first half of 2004 cargo movements at Ben-Gurion airport increased by 11% compared to same period last year.
 
In the first six months 173,000 tons of cargo were handled compared to 156,000 last year. Exports was up and registered 12% growth while imports was up by 9%.
 
The two main cargo carriers EL AL & CAL, whose market share during the period was 75.6%, registered 11% growth in freight.
 
According to the CAA the growth was due to increase in perishables exports as well as large movements of freight from the Far East.
 
In addition to EL AL & CAL which offer schedule freight flights, two foreign airlines Fedex & MNG offer similar freight service.
 
All freight flights operates between Israel and six international gateways : Amsterdam. New York, Munich, Istanbul. Athens and Liege.
 
 
Total Tonage in first half of 2004:

Company

Country

Loading

(Tons)

Discharge

(Tons)

Total

(Tons)

Market Share

Elal / C.A.L

Israel

81,945

48,773

130,718

75.6%

Lufthansa

Germany

4,346

3,487

7,833

4.5%

FedEx

USA

4,190

2,815

7,005

4.0%

British Air.

UK

3,489

1,538

5,027

2.9%

Continental

USA

3,520

1,472

4,992

2.9%

Swiss

Swizerland

2,837

1,955

4,792

2.8%

MNG (UPS)

Turkey

3,042

1,794

4,791

2.8%

Turkish

Turkey

1,007

1,067

2,074

1.2%

Air Canada

Canada

789

444

1,233

0.7%

Austrian

Austria

466

244

710

0.4%

Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan

145

284

429

0.2%

Royal Jordanian

Jordan

190

137

927

0.2%

Cyprus Air.

Cyprus

151

136

287

0.2%

Iberia

Spain

187

90

277

0.2%

CSA

Zcech

179

75

254

0.1%

Olympic

Greece

129

92

221

0.1%

Air France

France

137

64

201

0.1%

Alitalia

Italy

128

53

181

0.1%

Tarum

Romania

115

46

161

0.1%

LOT

Poland

121

28

149

0.1%

Aerosvit

Ukrine

99

41

140

0.1%

Transaero

Russia

89

43

132

0.1%

Malev

Hungary

84

47

131

0.1%

Others

 

627

275

902

0.5%

Total

 

108,012

64,955

172,987

100.%

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