Why Companies Use Air Freight — A Basic Consideration in Air Freight Systems Planning and Traffic Forecasting 640531
Use of air freight depends not on the commodity or industry, as such, but on the combinations of characteristics that enable company to benefit from air shipment in any particular situation. Air freight handling and control systems should augment, not decrease, these benefits. Future air freight traffic must be forecast in terms of the different benefits sought in shipping by air. Research is required to determine the relative importance of different benefits in future traffic generation. Research areas are defined and cooperative research efforts urged.