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On an individual airport level, the results are mixed: Some major airports experienced air freight increases, such as Mexico City (MEX, +50,000 tonnes), San Juan (SJU, +50,000 tonnes) and Bogota (BOG, + 32,000 tonnes). Others reported air freight traffic losses, such as in Campinas (VCP, -40,000 tonnes), Manaus (-30,000 tonnes) and Sao Paulo-Guarulhos (GRU, - 25,000 tonnes). Middle East Middle Eastern airports posted an outstanding 9.1% growth in air freight for the sole month of December and 10.7% growth on an annualized basis, which is over five times greater than the global growth rate. In nine out of twelve months over the course of the year, the Middle East outstripped all other regions in international freight growth, and in ten out of twelve months the region outperformed the rest of the world in total freight. At the country level, the United Arab Emirates reported a 4.4% growth in international and total air freight, while the second largest air freight market, Qatar, reported impressive growth of 47.3% in total freight. Over the course of the year, Doha (DOH) added an additional 463,000 tonnes of air freight, which

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represents an average of nearly 39,000 additional tonnes of air freight every month. Put differently, this impressive growth is equivalent to an additional 340 movements of a Boeing 747-400 Freighter at maximum revenue payload every month. North America North America, the second largest air freight market after Asia-Pacific, reported a 1.4% growth in air freight for the month of December and 2.4% for the full year. A number of airports reported substantial increases in air freight volumes on an annualized basis, including Chicago-O`Hare (ORD, +163,000 tonnes), Anchorage (ANC, + 132,000 tonnes), Los Angeles (LAX, + 98,000 tonnes) and Cincinnati (CVG, + 74,000 tonnes). Houston (IAH) lost 33,000 tonnes of air freight as compared to the previous year. With regard to Memphis (MEM) and Louisville (SDF), the two major cargo hubs in the region, both reported growth of 0.9% and 1.9% respectively. For more information on ACI World’s traffic data, please visit: www.aci.aero/data

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