7 Intriguing Facts About Air Freight Industry


Welcome to Air Freight Nation and satisfy your curiosity for the Air Freight Industry with these 7 fascinating, mind blowing & downright interesting facts.


The first Air cargo flight that took off was in the year 1910. Can you beat that? It was Write model B craft that had flown 200 km to deliver 91 kg of silk from Dayton to Columbus.

The largest air cargo aircraft famously known as Antonov AN-255 can take off with astonishing weight of 650 tonnes of goods. That’s one mammoth machine ever made.

Antonov AN-255 will surprise you every single time. It had carried the heaviest freight delivery of 418,834 pounds. Just imagine the amount of thrust needed for take off.



Hong Kong International Airport is the busiest airport for air cargo handling. The airport has handled 4.38 million tonnes of freight in 2015 itself and has 43 parking stands for cargo aircraft.

Air freight industry has some weird facts to brag about.They have delivered food, clothes, computer equipment, scientific instruments to the International Space Centre. They had travelled 400kms in space carrying 3.5 tonnes of good.

On an average, Air freight industry transports around 51.2 million tonnes of cargo in a year which is equivalent to 80,000 Antonov AN- 225 aircraft.

Emirates have started a service between Dubai, UAE & Panama City, Panama which covers an exhaustive travelling of 17 hours and 35 mins covering 13,821kms.


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