Australia airfreight fell in 2009

AUSTRALIAN airfreight fell 9.2 per cent in 2008/9 compared with 2007/8, down to 709,374 tonnes.

This comprised 398,362 tonnes (or 56.2 per cent) inbound freight (down 16.0 per cent on 2007–08) and 311,013 tonnes (or 43.8 per cent) outbound freight (up 1.3 per cent on 2007–08).

Qantas was the largest carrier of airfreight at 21.8 per cent, Singapore Airlines at 16.2 per cent and Cathay Pacific Airways 10.2 per cent.

Sydney–Auckland was the busiest route at 7.5 per cent, followed by Melbourne–Singapore (7.2 per cent) and Sydney–Hong Kong (6.2 per cent).

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