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Air Cargo Matters

Air cargo is a trade facilitator that contributes to global economic development and creates millions of jobs. The global economy depends on the ability to deliver high-quality products at competitive prices to consumers worldwide. Air cargo transports over US $6 trillion worth of goods, accounting for approximately 35% of world trade by value.

 2.5 million lives are saved every year by vaccines

Because of supply chain solutions, vaccines can reach their destination in time to be effective. The World Health Organization estimates that immunization programs prevent up to 3 million child deaths per year. Air cargo is critical in flying these temperature-sensitive pharmaceuticals in the best conditions, using cutting-edge technologies and procedures.

 7.4 billion parcels are sent every year

328 billion letters and 7.4 billion postal parcels are sent every year and airmail plays an essential role in their delivery. While the emergence of electronic communications caused a dramatic decrease in the number of letters sent, more and more parcels are delivered daily thanks to e-commerce.

Air cargo makes it happen

IATA launched the “Air cargo makes it happen” campaign to raise awareness on the importance of air cargo to commerce, economies and the global community. 

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