Is that a light at the end of the tunnel? When it comes to air freight shipping you may not be thinking that there is a light at all.  As we start to come out of the restrictions and start to get back to “normal life” the air freight industries are slowly following behind.  Q3 numbers are in and they do little to clarify where air freight stands and where they are going.

Current air freight cost has gone up and service is down. Some of the common things that our air export department has seen are airlines are charging a peak fee charge. The cost of this charge is based on the airline. Even though countries are opening back up this does not mean that all airports are going to be accessible. When deciding what airport to send your shipments to you can always ask the Jade Air Export team for assistance. The air team stated that the airlines are limiting space on Frozen & Dry perishable. Many airlines have severely cut back on the number of flights they are offering.  An example of this is American Airlines is only offering approximately 5 flights a week to certain destinations where previously the airline would have 5 flights a day available.  

Where is the light you may be asking yourself? Since we are slowly opening back up, the airlines hope to see by the end of June what type of demand is needed and can adjust flights accordingly.  In the meantime, here at Jade we can assist with offering you some alternative shipping methods that may help you and your business. Ocean freight is a steady option and we are not seeing major delays or price increases due to closures.  As always if you have any questions or concerns our Air Freight department will be happy to help guide you in the right direction.

Written by: Stephanie Blanche


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