Pros and Cons of Air Transport

Airfreighting is commonly used by businesses for the delivery of goods from distant suppliers. This mode of transport is useful to deliver products with short lead times, fragile goods and products that are not bulky. Products in high demand and in short supply may also be airfreighted in order to meet customer demands. The bulk/value ratio will be a determining factor.

Advantages

  • Fast delivery, usually between 24 and 48 hours
  • Customer is not kept waiting for order fulfilment
  • Reduced lead time on supplier
  • Improved service levels

Disadvantages

  • Flight delays and/or cancellations
  • Customs and Excise restrictions
  • Cost

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