National Airlines says it has enjoyed “a meaningful improvement in business trends” in the fourth quarter and remains “optimistic for the outlook for global trade”.
The Florida-headquartered charter and scheduled service passenger and cargo airline explains since the beginning of October, it has seen overall business trends improve by five to 10 per cent year-on-year, as global economies prepare for a strong holiday season and emerging markets increase trade both between each other and with developed economies.
The carrier says trade between North and South America continues to grow rapidly, and it has witnessed an increase in air traffic between North and South America that typifies the wider trend, it informed.
National also recently flew two relief missions carrying critical equipment to Haiti in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew and said that it “continues to be supportive of efforts to revitalize the millions of stranded citizens in Haiti”.
National’s president, Mark Burgess says: “National has unique traffic rights for both passenger and cargo that allow it to operate globally and therefore capitalize on pockets of international trade opportunity that many other air carriers cannot.
“Additionally, National’s impeccable reputation for on-time performance enables us to fill a void in an industry known for its lack of punctuality.”
National Air Cargo Holdings chairman and chief executive, Chris Alf says: “We have worked hard and invested substantial resources to acquire the most coveted air traffic rights in the world.”
“In a new era of presidential politics in which the dynamic of global trade may change for thousands of companies, National remains poised to continue to grow its core businesses.”