Air Cargo

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Definition: Air Cargo

They are the goods transported by aircraft. It may contain anything ranging from mails to freight. There are different types of transportation such as passenger, cargo and combi.

 

Spare volume not used for luggage of commuters is used in the passenger aircraft. Cargo can also be transported in the passenger cabin as hand-carry by an “on-board courier”. Air transport plays a huge role in logistics and trade, managing and controlling the flow of goods, information, and energy.

 


Top 5 Cargo Airlines by freight tonne-kilometres flown (millions)

Rank

Airlines

2015

1

FedEx Express

16,127

2

UPS Airlines

10,584

3

Emirates SkyCargo

10,459

4

Cathay Pacific Cargo

8,241

5

Korean Air Cargo

7,666


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