Asia air freight market gets e-commerce boost, trade war has minimal impact

Strong e-commerce demand is fuelling Asia's air freight market, with the U.S.-China trade war having minimal negative impact so far and in some cases even boosting shipments, industry executives said on Friday.

E-commerce is growing at pace in populous Asia, driven by Chinese behemoth Alibaba Group Holding Ltd and rival Inc, as well as others such as Japan's Rakuten Inc , sponsor of Spanish soccer giants FC Barcelona. But the flow of goods has been threatened this year by the United States imposing import tariffs.

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