AIRRTM: A4A Air Cargo Volume Revenue Ton Miles

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What is it?

In partnership with the Airlines for America (A4A), data covering monthly revenue ton-miles for cargo flown by select member U.S. airlines that are members of the A4A and report their figures monthly to that association. 

A ton-mile is one ton (2,000 lbs) flown one mile, and is one common way used within the airline industry to measure volumes.

The data is available in SONAR in two ways – by airline and by region. 

For airlines, volumes for all U.S. passenger carriers that fly cargo are shown (5). Delta Cargo volumes may also be available in 2020.

In addition, summarized carrier volumes on flights between points in 4 regions are available: domestic (USA), Latin America (LATAM), Asia-Pacific (APAC), and Europe/Middle East/Africa (EMEA)

The index name is: AIRRTM

The granularities for airlines:

AIRRTM.AAL – American Airlines

AIRRTM.ALK – Alaska Airlines

AIRRTM.LUV – Southwest Airlines

AIRRTM.UAL – United Airlines

AIRRTM.HA – Hawaiian Airlines

The granularities for regions:

AIRRTM.USA – U.S. domestic flights

AIRRTM.EMEA – trans-Atlantic flights to/from Europe, Middle East, Africa

AIRRTM.APAC – trans-Pacific flights to/from Asia and Oceania

AIRRTM.LATAM – flights between the U.S. and Latin America

Who is interested?

Anyone that tracks airline cargo performance or regional air cargo demand trends 

What does it tell me?

It shows you where regions are growing or shrinking month to month and year over year. It also shows which airlines are growing or shrinking. The data goes back to 2006. It assists in planning strategies around air cargo and airlines, but can be paired up against ocean and other transport modes to see multi-modal trends.