What is air freight?
Air freight is the process of flying goods in planes for logistics purposes. Air freight can be the fastest way to move cargo to a destination, and is a key service offered by freight forwarding companies.
What is the difference between air freight and cargo?
‘Air cargo’ and ‘air freight’ are often used interchangeably, but they don’t mean exactly the same thing. Cargo and freight can mean the goods being transported, but ‘air freight’ also describes the process of flying goods in planes within logistics networks. As in ‘let’s air freight this’.
What are the types of air freight?
There are a number of options for customers considering air freight as a way of transporting their cargo. Consolidated shipments include cargo from different customers on the same flight; back to back or direct services give customers dedicated use of a plane’s hold for a single shipment of goods on scheduled flights; on charter services, customers have complete control over the plane’s schedule, route and cargo capacity.