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Global air cargo traffic may grow at 4.8% per year

Projection for next 2 decades will nearly double freighter fleet, adds Airbus

BOOSTED by fast-growing emerging economies, global air freight traffic is expected to grow at a clip of 4.8 per cent per annum over the next two decades, which will nearly double the global freighter fleet to close to 3,000 aircraft, according to Airbus' global cargo market forecast.