Data collected for global and regional air cargo demand shows a significant contraction for key points in Africa, the International Air Transport Association (Iata) has found.
According to its June data, demand for African airlines serving primary airports contracted by 13.8%.
It heralded a 7.3% decrease in performance compared to May’s data, Iata said.
Demand for the as yet too small Africa-Asia market is however growing, with an increase of 20.1%.
Iata pointed out that Africa had suffered from the effects of the pandemic becoming more severe in June.
Furthermore it mentioned that international cargo capacity had been reduced by 46.2%.