Air freight parcel delivery is the transport and shipment of goods via an air carrier. An air carrier can be charter or commercial. Air shipments use aviation gateways to reach anywhere planes can fly and land.
Advantages of Air Freight
The ports worldwide can be reached in 1 or 2 days or in a few hours by air freight, thus reducing the risk theft or damage to the goods. Delivery to certain areas may take several weeks to arrive by marine and land freight. Time sensitive or perishable goods, such as fresh seafood and flowers, often rely on the air freight.
Air freight has a tighter control over its cargo, thus it has better security that reduces the risk of theft or damage.
Air freight requires less packaging because of faster delivery and better security. Less packaging may mean saving freight, packaging and labor costs.
Air freight is faster and has better security than the land and ocean freight, thus the insurance premium rate generally is lower.
Shorter collection time
The payment is usually emitted at time the customer receives the goods and not at the time the goods are dispatched. Air delivery is fast, making the collection time shorter.
When using air cargo, there is less need for local warehousing and expensive stocks.
Disadvantages of Air Freight
Express delivery will cost significantly more than ocean freight.