Air freight volumes are a fraction of the freight volumes carried by rail, road and sea. However, the international trade value of freight moved by air is significant. Air freight is mainly made up of high-value, low-density freight, such as mail, small parcels and high value perishables.**

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Total international trade value moved by air*
Australian domestic freight by volume moved by air in 2021-22**
Increase in air freight volumes projected between 2020 and 2050***
290 million
Tonne kilometres of air freight moved in 2019-20***

Air interactives

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Sources: *Why we need action, **Australian Infrastructure and Transport Statistics – Yearbook 2022, *** Australian aggregate freight forecasts – 2022 update