Air freight: trends, advantages and disadvantages

Air freight as a logistics type that is widely used

Due to the increase in international interaction and trade in the globalizing world, the demand for air transportation is increasing day by day. Increasing demands enable the development of air transport and the growth of the sector. With the development of technology, communication and coordination possibilities in air transport are increasing and new and more effective service options come into play.

Timely delivery of products, both in national and international trade, is one of the most important factors determining customer satisfaction under the current circumstances. Due to the development of technology and the fact that the requirements can be set quickly and independently of time and space, the expectation arises that the products will reach the customer quickly. Air transport ranks first among other transport types in terms of fast delivery. At the same time, the production of wide-body aircraft shows that the importance of air transport will increase even further. So, what are the scope and benefits of this transport?

Features and benefits of air freight

Prominent in intercontinental freight transport Transport airways It is the type of transport that scores highest in terms of speed and safety. In addition, the fact that it is not necessary to invest in any other way than airports for transport is one of the advantages of this type of transport.

A distinctive feature of air transport is that it is not dynamic to fluctuations in demand. The ability to sell empty seats or car sections on the flight is completely lost. Because of this feature, airlines must be able to effectively manage their capacity. Otherwise, the unit cost will increase.

Aviation services are generally offered as a collective service, not for a single customer company. That is why it is important to the success of airlines to ensure that as many customers as possible are satisfied.

In which aspects does air transport have a disadvantage?

Although air transport is advantageous for both freight and passenger transport in terms of speed for long distances, transport costs per unit are high. For this reason, it is preferable to transport small volumes and valuable cargoes over long distances by air. Airlines are generally not favored for carrying large loads due to high unit costs.

Flights may be canceled or delayed due to technical issues. In addition, weather conditions in air transport can cause flights to be delayed or cancelled. Flight delays and cancellations increase unit costs and reduce perceived quality of service.

Since air transport must be transported using land transport vehicles, loads may need to be loaded and unloaded multiple times. This can be a disadvantage for air transport.

Scope of the aviation industry

The main services, units and companies within the aviation logistics sector, which has an extensive stakeholder and component structure, are:

  • Airports location, field, infrastructure and superstructure
  • Airport and aviation activities
  • air traffic control services,
  • Maintenance, catering and training service companies and teams
  • Logistic companies
  • It includes the coordination and control activities of aviation activities according to national and international rules.

Factors affecting air freight efficiency

While airports refer to the area that has equipment such as buildings and facilities and where planes take off and land; airports, on the other hand, refers to the set of technical and commercial facilities necessary for domestic or international air transport. Airports is a company that takes care of the installation, operation and development of the entire structure. Disruption of loading and unloading and transport services at airports can negatively affect the speed advantage of air transport.

Since airports are located outside the city center and not everywhere, road transport is required in air transport. Transhipment operations take place in both passenger and freight transport. The transported goods must be transported from the airport to the hinterland by land transport vehicles. The speed and quality of these transfers affect the speed and quality of air transport. The technical capacities, surface area, infrastructure and superstructure of airports are important for these transfers. Other airport characteristics that affect the speed of air transport can be listed as follows:

  • Airport storage capacity
  • Airport transfer function,
  • Technological competence level,
  • Have enough equipment
  • It depends on characteristics such as having a large area.
  • Transport companies

Esalco Logistics knows the importance of timely delivery in the current circumstances and makes effective use of its experience and expert personnel in air transport. It provides services with its wide agency network for fast and high-quality shipments, which are valuable in terms of business efficiency and prestige of its customers. While trying to offer the most economical and competitive prices with air transportation to the major commercial points of the world without industry ranking, it determines transportation costs in accordance with customer needs. Esalco Logistics provides services with its technology, training and solution-oriented service approach, expert personnel, wide agency network and transparent reliable principles. You can also contact the professional employees of Esalco Logistics for the safest transport methods.

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