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Global Air Cargo Market 2017-2021

About Air Cargo

Air cargo service providers ship different kinds of goods by air, which are either for international or domestic customers. The cargo is either transported by passenger aircraft or dedicated freighter aircraft. The global air cargo market can be segmented by the two types goods that are transported, airmail and air freight. The transportation of mail via air is referred to an airmail service. Typically, airmail costs more than other modes of transportation but there is an advantage of the mail getting delivered faster.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global air cargo market to grow at a CAGR of 4.76% during the period 2017-2021.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global air cargo market for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report considers the volume transported by different vendors that provide air cargo transportation services to end-user industries such as manufacturing, FMCG and retail, pharmaceuticals and chemicals, and other industries.

The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global Air Cargo Market 2017-2021, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors
  • Cathay Pacific Cargo
  • Emirates SkyCargo
  • FedEx
  • UPS
Other prominent vendors
  • AIR FRANCE KLM MARTINAIR Cargo
  • British Airways
  • CAL Group
  • Cargolux
  • China Airlines
  • Delta Air Lines
  • Deutsche Post DHL Group
  • Etihad Airways
  • Korean Air
  • Lufthansa Cargo
  • Qatar Airways Cargo
  • Saudi Airlines Cargo
  • Singapore Airlines
Market driver
  • Increase in e-commerce sales to boost air cargo market
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Expected rise in jet fuel prices
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Expected rise in demand for temperature-sensitive products
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2021 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Air Cargo Market 2017-2021

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global air cargo market: Cathay Pacific Cargo, Emirates SkyCargo, FedEx, and UPS.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: AIR FRANCE KLM MARTINAIR Cargo, British Airways, CAL Group, Cargolux, China Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Deutsche Post DHL Group, Etihad Airways, Korean Air, Lufthansa Cargo, Qatar Airways Cargo, Saudi Airlines Cargo, and Singapore Airlines.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “One trend in the market is expected rise in demand for temperature-sensitive products. Transporting and handling temperature-sensitive products gives rise to both challenges and opportunities for all cold chain industry participants. Businesses, such as pharmaceutical companies, depend on air transport for its speed in delivering high-value, time-sensitive, and temperature-controlled products.”

According to the report, one driver in the market is increase in e-commerce sales to boost air cargo market. One of the major factors driving the growth of the global air cargo market is the rise in e-commerce sales due to the increasing online sellers and rising number of online shoppers. Online sellers require air cargo facilities to deliver their products to customers on time because of which e-commerce is driving the air cargo market. For example, in March 2016, Ohio-based Air Transport Services Group (ATSG) announced one of the major agreements, where ATSG would start an Amazon dedicated air freight operation, carrying cargo between Amazon fulfillment centers in the US.

Further, the report states that one challenge in the market is expected rise in jet fuel prices. Companies operating in the global air cargo market are sensitive to the rising fuel prices, which is one of the important and major operating cost for any of the vendor in the air cargo market. The decline in the prices of crude oil was due to the surplus because of increased production by countries, such as Russia and Canada, and removal of sanctions on Iran. Moreover, the US has increased its production of oil due to the use of fracking technology. However, this surplus is expected to slow down.

Companies Mentioned

Cathay Pacific Cargo, Emirates SkyCargo, FedEx, UPS, AIR FRANCE KLM MARTINAIR Cargo, British Airways, CAL Group, Cargolux, China Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Deutsche Post DHL Group, Etihad Airways, Korean Air, Lufthansa Cargo, Qatar Airways Cargo, Saudi Airlines Cargo, and Singapore Airlines.

  • Executive summary
  • Scope of the report
  • Research methodology
  • Introduction
    • Market outline
      • Table Services provided by air cargo companies
      • Table Market share of air cargo market by type of goods 2016 (% volume)
  • Market landscape
    • Market segmentation
      • Table Segmentation of global air cargo market
      • Table Global air cargo market 2016-2021 (million tons)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by end-user industries
    • Global air cargo market by end-user industries
      • Table Global air cargo market by end-user industries 2016-2021 (% volume)
      • Table Global air cargo market by end-user industries 2016-2021 (million tons)
      • Table Growth rate of air cargo market by type of cargo 2017-2021 (%)
    • Global air cargo market by manufacturing industry
      • Table Global air cargo market by manufacturing industry 2016-2021 (million tons)
      • Table Top exporters of cars and auto parts in terms of value
    • Global air cargo market by FMCG and retail industry
      • Table Global air cargo market by FMCG and retail industry 2016-2021 (million tons)
      • Table Top countries of soft drink exports in terms of value
    • Global air cargo market by pharmaceuticals and chemicals industry
      • Table Global air cargo market by pharmaceuticals and chemicals industry 2016-2021(million tons)
      • Table Global pharmaceutical exports 2016-2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Top pharmaceutical exporting countries in terms of value
    • Global air cargo market by other industries
      • Table Global air cargo market by other industries 2016-2021 (million tons)
      • Table Top countries exporting apparel and textiles in terms of value
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Global air cargo market by geography
      • Table Global air cargo market by geography 2016-2021 (% volume)
      • Table Global air cargo market by geography 2016-2021 (million tons)
      • Table Growth rate of global air cargo market by geography 2017-2021 (%)
    • Air cargo market in APAC
      • Table Air cargo market in APAC 2016-2021 (million tons)
      • Table Major countries in Trans-Pacific air cargo market
      • Table Goods transported from Asia to Europe via air cargo
    • Air cargo market in Americas
      • Table Air cargo market in Americas 2016-2021 (million tons)
      • Table Top commodities traded from Europe to North America
      • Table Goods traded from North America to Asia via air cargo
    • Air cargo market in EMEA
      • Table Air cargo market in EMEA 2016-2021 (million tons)
      • Table Percentage share of trade from Europe to North America by countries 2016(% volume)
      • Table Top commodities traded from Europe to North America
      • Table Goods transported from Europe to Asia
  • Key leading countries
    • Table Key leading countries 2016
  • Decision framework
  • Drivers and challenges
    • Market drivers
      • Table Global retail e-commerce sales forecast 2016-2021 ($ trillion)
      • Table Top economy pairs for intra-Asia air cargo market
    • Market challenges
      • Table Environmental factors negatively affecting pharmaceuticals
      • Table Import and export level as a percentage of world GDP 2011-2015 (%)
  • Market trends
    • Expected rise in demand for temperature-sensitive products
    • Rise in popularity of air cargo digitization
    • Increased focus on autonomous vehicles in logistics sector
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
    • Cathay Pacific Cargo
      • Table Cathay Pacific Group: Business segmentation of 2016 (% revenue)
      • Table Cathay Pacific Group: Operating expenses of 2016 (% total operating expenses)
    • Emirates SkyCargo
      • Table Business segmentation of Emirates 2016-2017 (% revenue)
      • Table Emirates: Geographic segmentation of 2016-2017 (% revenue)
      • Table Emirates: Operating expense of 2016-2017 (% of total operating expense)
    • FedEx
      • Table FedEx: Business segmentation for fiscal year 2017 (% operating income)
    • UPS
      • Table UPS: Business segmentation 2016 (% revenue)
      • Table UPS: Geographical segmentation 2016 (% revenue)
    • Other prominent vendors
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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