Small package systems have become an important part of day-to-day business activities. Originated in the United States, they are today available internationally. Apart from scheduled airlines, freight forwarders and courier services are in this market to a degree never seen before.Still, Swissair is today the only international scheduled airline offering an ultrafast small package system covering a wide geographic area, priced at a flatrate which includes all customs formalities and delivery to the consignee's doorstep as standard product components. This “SPEX” (Swissair Parcel Express) service is today offered both ways between about 10′000 communities in the United States and some 37 cities with their surrounding towns and villages in Europe and the Middle East. SPEX is continually being expanded to and from additional points on many continents.