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Europe Air Cargo Market Forecast to 2028 - COVID-19 Impact and Regional Analysis By Type, Service, and End User

Europe Air Cargo Market Forecast to 2028 - COVID-19 Impact and Regional Analysis By Type, Service, and End User

  • August 2021
  • 144 pages
  • ID: 6134264
  • Format: PDF
  • The Insight Partners


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The air cargo market in Europe is expected to reach US$ 49.23 billion by 2028 from US$ 28.60 billion in 2021. The market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 8.1% from 2021 to 2028.

Online retailing attracts more prospective customers than brick-and-mortar-based competitors due to the global scale of the Internet.In addition, e-commerce market players choose from a variety of logistics options such as surface transport and air transport, to deliver packages to their customers.

Therefore, as the e-commerce market is heating up, varying buying patterns and trends have been observed in different countries of the region.The majority of the purchase is influenced by the demographics of the country such as the percentage of youth population indulging in e-commerce activity, the economy of the country, age group interested in e-commerce, and the level of awareness in the country.

Thus, e-commerce is a future growth driver for the air cargo industry as online shopping boosts the demand for parcel delivery services worldwide.Air cargo is well-positioned to serve their needs and deliver their goods with speed, efficiency, and reliability.

The fast-growing cross-border e-commerce market remains a key driver in addition to rising domestic cargo volumes sent by large and small e-retailers. Additionally, the constant need to transport temperature-sensitive products is driving the Europe air cargo market.

Based on service, the regular segment led the Europe air cargo market in 2020.Regular services are suitable for cost-sensitive customers that are less bothered about flexibility and delivery time.

These services are opted for exporting goods such as electronic products and automotive.Vendors offer regular services at competitive prices, with features such as real-time tracking and early access at airports.

The regular services segment is expected to witness significant growth during the forecast period due to the escalating trade of electronic goods.

The demand for air cargo was largely unaffected by the new lockdowns in Europe, and the operating conditions remain supportive for air cargo.Europe’s air cargo market continued to gradually improve in September amid recovering economic activity and accelerating exports.

However, as per a 2020 report by IATA, all major routes were still in contraction territory and the aggregated international CTKs fell by 15.7% year-on-year. The sharp rise of Europe’s new export orders’ component of manufacturing PMI in September bodes well for the region’s near-term CTK outlook. Owing to the growth of e-commerce, the freighter movements through the airport were fueled by the sudden decline of cargo space offered by the passenger flights in the European region. East Midlands Airport (EMA) is in a position to take advantage of the market shift. For instance, EMA witnessed a 10% bump in freighter movements at the end of March 2020 as UK and other countries in the region scrambled for medical equipment. During the pandemic’s first wave, it witnessed a 20% increase in the volume of goods that were being handled as weekly flights from Hong Kong, China as well as via Moscow to the UK, transformed the airport’s hub status. Therefore, EMA was previously seen as a cargo hub for the UK but COVID-19 has transformed it into a European cargo hub. Thus, the air cargo business in Europe has reflected positive growth.

The overall Europe air cargo market size has been derived using both primary and secondary sources.To begin the research process, exhaustive secondary research has been conducted using internal and external sources to obtain qualitative and quantitative information related to the market.

The process also serves the purpose of obtaining an overview and forecast for the Europe air cargo market with respect to all the segments pertaining to the region.Also, multiple primary interviews have been conducted with industry participants and commentators to validate the data, as well as to gain more analytical insights into the topic.

The participants of this process include industry experts such as VPs, business development managers, market intelligence managers, and national sales managers, along with external consultants such as valuation experts, research analysts, and key opinion leaders, specializing in the Europe air cargo market. Cargolux; Cathay Pacific Airways Limited; DHL International GmbH (Deutsche Post DHL Group); Emirates SkyCargo; Etihad Cargo; FedEx Corporation; Lufthansa Cargo AG; United Parcel Service of America, Inc.; and Zela Aviation The Air Charter Company are among the players operating in the market.

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