The global air freight market reached a value of US$ 270.3 Billion in 2021. Looking forward, IMARC Group expects the market to reach a value of US$ 390.7 Billion by 2027, exhibiting a CAGR of 5.80% during 2022-2027. Keeping in mind the uncertainties of COVID-19, we are continuously tracking and evaluating the direct as well as the indirect influence of the pandemic on different end use sectors. These insights are included in the report as a major market contributor.

Air freight, also known as air cargo, is a transportation mode used to deliver fast speed shipments via charter or commercial air carriers. It can be delivered globally as goods sent from consignors to consignees or sellers to buyers. Moreover, it is handled along the chain by numerous entities, such as express carriers, aircraft and postal operators, regulated agents, haulers, and ground handlers, with varying responsibilities. At present, air freight is assisting in contributing to economic development across the globe. Air Freight Market Trends:
Air freight is utilized for delivering non-perishable goods like jewelry, clothing, automotive parts, and perishable items, including fruits, vegetables, and meats, which require quick delivery. Besides this, it plays a crucial role in the distribution of vaccines through a well-established temperature-sensitive distribution system and cutting-edge technology and procedures. This, in confluence with the burgeoning aviation industry, is bolstering the growth of the market. Additionally, other modes of transportation, such as marine, rail, or road transport, generally take days or weeks to deliver different items. However, transporting goods using air freight saves time and offers a high level of security. It also requires less packaging than other transportation methods to reduce the weight limit. This, coupled with the growing popularity of consolidated air freight services, is positively influencing the market. Apart from this, key players are increasingly focusing on geographical expansions and mergers and acquisitions (M&A) to expand their customer base. This, along with the integration of the internet of things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI) in the air cargo supply chain and the rising import and export of goods among numerous countries worldwide, is facilitating the growth of the market.

Key Market Segmentation:
IMARC Group provides an analysis of the key trends in each sub-segment of the global air freight market, along with forecasts at the global, regional and country level from 2022-2027. Our report has categorized the market based on service, destination and end user.

Breakup by Service: Freight

Breakup by Destination:


Breakup by End User:


Breakup by Region: North America
United States
South Korea
United Kingdom
Latin America
Middle East and Africa

Competitive Landscape:
The competitive landscape of the industry has also been examined along with the profiles of the key players being American Airlines Inc., ANA Cargo Inc., Bollor? Logistics, Cargolux Airlines International S.A., Delta Air Lines Inc., Deutsche Bahn AG, Deutsche Post AG, DSV A/S, Expeditors International of Washington Inc., FedEx Corporation, Hellmann Worldwide Logistics SE & Co. KG, Kuehne + Nagel International AG, Nippon Express Co. Ltd., Qatar Airways and United Parcel Service Inc. Key Questions Answered in This Report:
How has the global air freight market performed so far and how will it perform in the coming years?
What has been the impact of COVID-19 on the global air freight market?
What are the key regional markets?
What is the breakup of the market based on the service?
What is the breakup of the market based on the destination?
What is the breakup of the market based on the end user?
What are the various stages in the value chain of the industry?
What are the key driving factors and challenges in the industry?
What is the structure of the global air freight market and who are the key players?
What is the degree of competition in the industry?