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The Value of Air Cargo

An ode to air freight

Air cargo is a trade facilitator that contributes to the global economic development and creates millions of jobs. The global economy depends on the ability to deliver high quality products at competitive prices to consumers worldwide. Air cargo transports over US$5.7 trillion worth of goods, approximately 35% of world trade by value.

Because supply chain solutions, vaccines can reach their destination in time to be effective. The World Health Organization estimates that immunization programs will prevent more than 4 million annual child deaths by 2015. Air cargo is critical in flying these temperature sensitive pharmaceuticals in the best conditions, using cutting-edge technologies and procedures.

Innovative, reliable, efficient, secure and necessary: this is today’s air cargo business. Your partner for a modern way of life.

Air cargo makes it happen


IATA launched the “Air cargo makes it happen” campaign to raise awareness on how critical air cargo is to commerce, economy and the global community. Various locations displayed the visual materials to illustrate the value of air cargo, like Los Angeles, Kuala Lumpur, Miami, Beijing, Brussels, Tel Aviv, and Doha.

Help us to spread the message: download the posters, print and display them within your company, airport, and during your events.


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