Modest cargo growth for ANA in May | Air Cargo World News
Preliminary monthly results for All Nippon Airlines show a 2.6-percent, year-over-year, increase in domestic cargo tonnage for May. International cargo tonnage increased even more, ending the month with a year-over-year increase of 8.8 percent.
ANA transported 34,914 tonnes domestically last month, a small decrease when compared to April activity. In the first two months of the fiscal year, ANA s domestic cargo tonnage is slightly down when compared the same time last year. ANA also saw a small month-to-month decrease internationally, but the two-month total shows international tonnage up by 5.4 percent when compared to last year.
The carrier did, however, benefit from massive upticks in passengers carried and passenger revenue, showing year-over-year increases of 15.4 percent and 14 percent, respectively, in May.
Results from ANA s 2011 fiscal-year, which ended in March, included a $23 million increase, year-over-year, in international cargo revenue and a $10 million, year-over-year, increase in domestic cargo revenue. The results represented 2.2-percent and 2.6-percent increases, respectively.
When the carrier released its 2011 fiscal-year results, officials pointed gradual recovery from the Japanese earthquake as a driving factor of growth in 2012. But the appreciation of the yen, a downturn in overseas economies and a possible economic slowdown in China could depress ANA s 2012 results.