Companies must relocate critical goods to another continent within days. Things that are quick and agile must be transported by air. The airplane, which was originally built to transport people, is now a commercial need. Each year, cargo aircraft utilization increases due to high-capacity, fuel-efficient air containers. Air freight is less expensive.
Airplanes transport both people and things. Freighters provide a practical purpose. Their larger fuselage allows them to transport trucks and vehicles. Large doors make loading, unloading, and positioning easier. The speed and connectivity of airfreight make it attractive in industry and distribution.
Because it is the fastest mode of transportation, it is preferred for expedited delivery. Air travel is measured in hours, not days or weeks. Thousands of flights every day. They ship anywhere, at any time. Cargo damage/loss is negligible. Air cargo insurance is less expensive than land or sea freight insurance.
It is the most costly. Cheap things have no place here. Cost is justified by speed and delivery time. Prices are falling. Flights may be impacted by weather. It’s cargo-limited.