1976-05-10

Planning for Mexico's Air Cargo Industry 760448

The initiation of air cargo transport in Mexico/Central America coincides with the earliest air freight movement in the other parts of the world but until the recent introduction of the large jet aircraft, it's growth has been impeded by external as well as many internal events. The traditional control over the aviation industry exercised by the central governments has been expecially manifest in the air cargo segment, in providing the initial incentives while at the same time inhibiting the unique productive advantages of air freight movements through massive processing procedures, sometimes redundant. With these new aircraft the national air carriers suddenly have enormous amounts of air cargo capability available as a by-product of their passenger services for which neither they or the shippers have full appreciation. The airlines along with the governmental agencies are mounting programs to develop the infrastructure to produce profitable ton/kilometers of air freight service and simultaneously moving ahead with educational programs directed both internally and toward shippers to understand the real advantages of this service. The development of airport air cargo facilities is considered for each type of market, equipment and service concept planned for Mexico.

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