United States Air Freight Transport Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)

The United States(USA) Air Freight Transport Market is segmented By Service (Forwarding, Airlines, Mail, and Other Services), By Destination (Domestic, International), and By Carrier Type (Belly Cargo, Freighter). The report offers market size and forecasts U.S. Air Transport Market in value (USD billion) for all the above segments.

US Air Freight Transport Market Size

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US Air Freight Transport Market Summary
Study Period 2024 - 2029
Base Year For Estimation 2023
Forecast Data Period 2024 - 2029
CAGR > 4.00 %
Market Concentration Medium

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US Air Freight Transport Market Major Players

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The United States Air Freight Transport Market is valued at about 23 Billion and is expected to grow at a CAGR of more than 4% during the forecast period.

  • The e-commerce sector's expansion has significantly impacted the air freight transportation sector. The need for quick and dependable product delivery has greatly grown as more consumers resort to online shopping. Air freight is obviously well suited for this logistical problem. With increased capacity addition and increased demand for fresh, perishable items from Latin America across the world, air commerce in that region is expanding. However, the continent's inability to reach its full potential is hampered by antiquated laws and delayed infrastructural development. The recovery from the slump brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic would be fairly unequal due to economic instability, wildly disparate travel restrictions, newly enacted levies, and a lack of government financial help.
  • Because they are dependable, effective, and affordable, air freight services are now in high demand, and this is one of the main factors helping the industry in the United States. In addition, the industry is expanding due to the widespread availability of quick shipping options for delivering a variety of important goods, including clothing, consumables, and automobile parts. A positive market outlook is also being provided by the expanding use of air freight services in the pharmaceutical and medical industries to transfer drugs, vaccinations, and surgical equipment to locations where they are urgently required.
  • In addition, the increasing use of air freight services across a range of industrial verticals, which manage cargo using cutting-edge techniques and technology, is fostering market expansion. Additionally, the country's market development is being supported by the ongoing transition of air freight systems from outdated mainframe systems to more flexible interfaces used for controlling flight operations, revenue accounting, and network planning. Additionally, the country's market growth is being supported by the growing use of artificial intelligence (AI) and the internet of things (IoT) to optimise logistics.

US Air Freight Transport Market Trends

Increased Capacity Due to Increased Demand and Falling Rates

Airfreight capacity on the North Atlantic is taking off as US mega-carriers forcefully increment worldwide flying but usually pushing down rates. And investors are wagering against enduring quality within the carrier division. American Aircrafts is including over 400 widebody flights a month to its organize this summer, much on the transoceanic, for case, between its Charlotte door and Frankfurt/Paris and a modern course between Seattle and London, all with B777s. The carrier is additionally boosting frequencies on courses from Rome to Unused York and Dallas and from London to Charlotte and Los Angeles, with the English capital seeing the greatest bounce in AA administrations to 26 flights a day. Within the crest month of July, America will run more than 4,100 widebody flights between the US and Europe. And Joined Together Aircraft is including more than 20 courses in its worldwide organization, boosting them by 25%. Over the Atlantic, it is including Malaga, Stockholm, and Dubai in its plans and expanding recurrence to six European goals. Its nearness in London will rise to nearly two dozen day-by-day flights.

Agreeing with IATA, discuss cargo capacity expanded by 3.9% between January 2022 and January 2023. In differentiation, request diminished by 14.9%. The increment in capacity can be credited to the truth that traveller aircraft have at long last made a total recuperation and continued flights at pre-pandemic levels after three riotous a long time. Given that traveller aircraft are dependable for carrying around half of the world's cargo, this interprets to a critical increment in cargo capacity.

US Air Freight Transport Market: Number of United States Air Carriers, In Units, From 2015 - 2023(Estimated)

Ecommerce Driving the Growth of the Market

The global e-commerce market is rapidly expanding, and different countries in the region have seen different purchasing habits and developments in terms of product categories preferred for online shopping. Airfreight is an important part of the e-commerce environment when it comes to managing global goods transportation. As per a later report by DHL, cross-border e-commerce is one of the major openings for coordination suppliers due to the lower thickness of physical retail space, restricted item accessibility, tall infiltration of smartphones, and buying investment funds all through the locale. The industry ceaselessly innovates to use the most recent advances and create extortion assurance arrangements and confirmation innovations that permit key players, dealers, and banks, to distinguish online customers by leveraging arrangements such as biometric information for personality confirmation. A few variables are behind this development, the foremost vital being the expansive numbers of millennials making buys and the gigantic expansion of smartphones.

Retail e-commerce deals within the Joined together States are expected to develop quickly within the coming long time, rising from around USD 470 billion in 2021 to more than USD 560 billion in 2025. Amazon is the foremost well-known e-commerce location within the Joined together States. The company also leads the pack in US e-retail deals, with USD 386 billion expected in retail e-commerce deals. Other effective shopping websites incorporate eBay, the foremost well-known online commercial centre by US dealers, Walmart, Target, and Apple.

Concurring to Statista, U.S. retail e-commerce deals are forecasted to reach USD 1.1 trillion by 2023. E-commerce is flourishing due to stages like Shopify, which permits a trade proprietor to set up an internet store and begin offering without requiring to code or learn web plan. This makes the boundaries to entering the e-commerce showcase very low.

US Air Freight Transport Market: Ecommerce Market, Revenue in USD Billion, US, from 2018 to 2024(Estimated)

US Air Freight Transport Industry Overview

The air freight transport market landscape of the US is fragmented in nature with a mix of many regional and international players. Some of the key players in the market are Crane worldwide logistics, UPS supply chain solutions, Expeditors International, DHL Logistics, DB Schenker Logistics, etc.

US Air Freight Transport Market Leaders

  1. DHL Logistics

  2. DB Schenker

  3. Crane Worldwide Logistics

  4. UPS supply chain solutions

  5. Expeditors International

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

US Air Freight Transport Market Concentration
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US Air Freight Transport Market News

February 2022: DHL Express to expand its U.S. air network - but the growth doesn't stop there. A new hub in Ontario, California, and a gateway in Texas to support a massive increase in e-commerce shipments also are part of DHL's ambitious plans, the top executive in the U.S. told American Shipper. The development and exploration of new airport facilities come as the global express carrier wraps up a three-year, $360 million expansion program for the Americas, including a major renovation that doubled the shipment capacity of its hub in Miami.

February 2023: DHL will double its planned investment in Mexico through 2024 as it shifts cargo flights from the capital's closest airport to a new, distant facility backed by the country's president. The company will invest USD 600 million in Mexico through next year, up from its previous plan to spend USD 300 million from 2019 to 2024. The strategy includes about USD 55 million for cargo operations at Mexico City's new Felipe Angeles International Airport, according to DHL country head Antonio Arranz.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Market




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Market Dynamics

      1. 4.2.1 Drivers

      2. 4.2.2 Restraints

      3. 4.2.3 Opportunities

    3. 4.3 Government Initiatives and Regulations

    4. 4.4 Supply Chain/Value Chain Analysis

    5. 4.5 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.5.1 Threat Of New Entrants

      2. 4.5.2 Bargaining Power Of Buyers

      3. 4.5.3 Bargaining Power Of Suppliers

      4. 4.5.4 Threat Of Substitute Products

      5. 4.5.5 Degree Of Competition

    6. 4.6 Technology Snapshot and Digital Trends

    7. 4.7 Spotlight on Key Commodities Transported by Air

    8. 4.8 Elaboration on Air Freight Rates

    9. 4.9 Spotlight on Heavy Cargo/Project Logistics in the Air Cargo Industry

    10. 4.10 Insights into Key Ground Handling Equipment in Airports

    11. 4.11 Review and Commentary on Standards and Regulations on the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods

    12. 4.12 Brief on Cold Chain Logistics in the Air Cargo Sector

    13. 4.13 Impact of COVID-19 on the Market


    1. 5.1 By Service

      1. 5.1.1 Freight Transport (Cargo and Mail)

      2. 5.1.2 Freight Forwarding

      3. 5.1.3 Other Value-added Services

    2. 5.2 By Service

      1. 5.2.1 Forwarding

      2. 5.2.2 Airlines

      3. 5.2.3 Mail

      4. 5.2.4 Other Services

    3. 5.3 By Destination

      1. 5.3.1 Domestic

      2. 5.3.2 International

    4. 5.4 By Carrier Type

      1. 5.4.1 Belly Cargo

      2. 5.4.2 Freighter


    1. 6.1 Market Concentration Overview

    2. 6.2 Company Profiles

      1. 6.2.1 DHL Logistics

      2. 6.2.2 DB Schenker

      3. 6.2.3 Crane Worldwide Logistics

      4. 6.2.4 UPS supply chain

      5. 6.2.5 Expeditors International

      6. 6.2.6 FedEX Logistics

      7. 6.2.7 Seko Logistics

      8. 6.2.8 Desert Air Alaska

      9. 6.2.9 American Airline Cargo

      10. 6.2.10 Multi Air freight*

    3. *List Not Exhaustive

  8. 8. APPENDIX

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US Air Freight Transport Industry Segmentation

Transporting products and packages via an air carrier either commercial or charter is referred to as air freight. It entails the shipping of a variety of perishable products, including fresh produce, meat, dairy products, poultry, and seafood from around the world. To handle time- and temperature-sensitive commodities, such as radiopharmaceuticals and other medical items, which are necessary for diagnosis and treatment, it also has expert personnel and the necessary infrastructure. It makes it possible for cargo to fly out of commercial and passenger aviation gateways and land everywhere that aeroplanes can fly.

The US air freight transport market is segmented By Service (Forwarding, Airlines, Mail, and Other Services), By Destination (Domestic, International), and By Carrier Type (Belly Cargo, Freighter). The report offers market size and forecasts U.S. Air Transport Market in value (USD billion) for all the above segments.

By Service
Freight Transport (Cargo and Mail)
Freight Forwarding
Other Value-added Services
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Other Services
By Destination
By Carrier Type
Belly Cargo
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Frequently Asked Questions

The US Air Freight Transport Market is projected to register a CAGR of greater than 4% during the forecast period (2024-2029)

DHL Logistics, DB Schenker, Crane Worldwide Logistics, UPS supply chain solutions and Expeditors International are the major companies operating in the US Air Freight Transport Market.

The report covers the US Air Freight Transport Market historical market size for years: . The report also forecasts the US Air Freight Transport Market size for years: 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028 and 2029.

US Air Freight Transport Industry Report

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United States Air Freight Transport Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)