Air cargo is a trade facilitator that contributes to 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 $6 trillion worth of goods, accounting for approximately 35% of world trade by value.
2.5 million lives are saved every year by vaccines
7.4 billion parcels are sent every year
328 billion letters and 7.4 billion postal parcels are sent every year and airmail plays an essential role in their delivery. While the emergence of electronic communications caused a dramatic decrease in the number of letters sent, more and more parcels are delivered daily thanks to e-commerce.
- Learn more in the value of air cargo brochure (pdf)
Air cargo makes it happen
IATA launched the “Air cargo makes it happen” campaign to raise awareness on the importance of air cargo to commerce, economies and the global community.
- Download the poem "Ode to Air Freight" (pdf)
Spread the message
Download posters, print and display them in your company, airport, and at your events.