Cargo form of air transportation


Air freight can be roughly divided into general cargo transportation, urgent cargo transportation, special cargo transportation, charter transportation and express transportation according to the form.

1) General cargo air transportation


General cargo air transportation refers to the cargo that the shipper has no special requirements, and the carrier and the civil aviation authority have no special provisions. Such cargo is handled according to the general transportation procedures and the freight is the basic price.

2) Urgent air transportation


Urgent shipment refers to the goods that must be dispatched within 24 hours, and the consignee is eager to get it. The freight rate of urgent goods is 1.5 times the freight rate of ordinary goods. The airline should give priority to the transportation of urgent goods.

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3) Air express


The carrier organizes flight attendant professionals and is responsible for delivering the express delivery to the consignee in the earliest flight and the fastest way. The carrier of the express delivery can be an airline, an air freight forwarding company or a special express delivery company. There are three ways of express delivery, one is from airport to airport, and the consignee is waiting at the airport; the second is door-to-door express delivery service, where the carrier picks up the goods from the consignor and delivers the goods directly at the specified time The address of the consignee; the third kind is the random delivery by the courier. Express delivery is safe, fast, and accurate. It has become an important part of air cargo transportation. Most of the transportation volume is carried out in the second way. The goods shipped are mainly documents, samples, and small packages. The cost of express delivery is relatively expensive, and it is generally priced according to the distance. In addition to the freight, transit fees and ground transportation fees are also charged.


4) Special air transportation


Transporting some goods with special requirements in transportation by air is called special transportation or special cargo transportation.


5) Charter air transportation


The charter flight refers to the charter operator and the carrier signing a charter contract, and the tonnage on the plane is fully utilized by the charter operator. The charter tonnage includes seats on board and cargo tonnage. The maximum weight of the charter and the cargo to be transported must comply with the conditions of flight safety and the relevant regulations of the Civil Aviation Administration. The charter is charged according to mileage. If the aircraft is transferred from another airport, there will be no other tasks when returning There is also a transfer fee. The commissioning fee is charged according to mileage. The commissioning mileage includes commissioning mileage and return journey.