Top 5 Air Freight Carriers in The World (For cargo Import, Export and more)

In today’s day and age, there is a wide of array of modes to transport your goods. Sea Freight, air freight, rail freight and the utilisation of trucks for land freight are the options that are available for businesses and individuals to choose from . Air freight is probably the most expensive  and the fastest in terms of speed. For businesses or individuals that need to move their cargo quickly from one city to another, air freight is probably the best mode of transport. Today, our team at Kargo has curated a list of the top five airline carriers in the world, each well known for being able to move cargo over the skies.

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Number Five: Korean Air

Korean Air has consistently been in the highest ranks when it comes to cargo services over air. As of 2016, it has more than 150 flights in its fleet and has flight operations in approximately 130 cities around the globe. The airline is currently based in Seoul, South Korea.

Number Four: Cathay Pacific Airways

Cathay Pacific Airways has its headquarters and hub at Hong Kong International Airport. In 2010, the airline was known for carrying more than 1.8 million Tonnes of cargo. In the same year, the airline became the world’s largest international cargo airline, with the Hong Kong International Airport becoming the busiest airport all over the world in terms of cargo traffic. Cathay Pacific Airways is currently active in more than 180 destinations.

Number Three: United Parcel Service (commonly known as UPS for short)

United Parcel Service (or UPS as it is more commonly known) is a global logistics company based in Georgia, United States of America (USA). The company specialises in logistics solutions in more than 200 destinations and it is said to deliver more than 10 million packages each day. The previous 2 airlines are known for offering passenger travel services as well. However, UPS (along with the number one on this list) does not specialise in regular passenger travel over air. The airline has hubs in various locations within the USA as well as in other countries such as Hong Kong and Germany.

Number Two: Emirates

The well established, state owned gulf carrier is based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). Emirates is well known for being one of the best airlines all around the world for passenger travel. But the airline is also equally successful when it comes to the handling of cargo, known as Emirates SkyCargo. With its hub in Dubai, the gulf giant has more than 230 aircrafts in its fleet, making it one of the largest in the world. Furthermore, it currently serves about 150 destinations worldwide. In 2014, Emirates was known for transporting more than 2.4 million cargo.

Number One: Federal Express (Commonly known as FedEx for short)

The number one air freight carrier is Federal Express, more commonly known as FedEx. The airline, just like UPS does not offer passenger travel services as it is specialised in offering logistics and freight forwarding solutions. It is known to be a global leader and has the largest fleet in the world. With its headquarters in the city of Brussels, Belgium, FedEx makes millions of shipments each day across the globe to more than 22 destinations.

The use of air freight is a key mode of transport for import and export services all around the world. If you are a business or individual that needs air freight services from Indonesia, click here for a price quotation. Comment below on what you think and if you have any queries, also comment below.

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