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

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

  • August 2021
  • 128 pages
  • ID: 6134361
  • Format: PDF
  • The Insight Partners


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The air cargo market in North America is expected to reach US$ 51.29 billion by 2028 from US$ 31.20 billion in 2021. The market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 7.4% from 2021 to 2028.

The transportation of temperature-sensitive products including drugs, chemicals, and medicines is creating a huge opportunity for the air cargo market.For instance, almost 68% of all biotech products are considered to be temperature-sensitive.

In addition, Marken announced clinical home healthcare services that include clinical drug storage, direct-to-patient delivery, biologic sample collection, central pharmacy, and home care/nursing services.Thus, pharmaceutical companies are highly dependent on air transportation due to factors such as time sensitivity and temperature-controlled transportation.

The rapid growth of the pharmaceutical industry resulted in augmenting the demand for transportation services for temperature-sensitive cargo.The demand is anticipated to increase with new pharmaceutical and biotechnology products entering the market every day.

Therefore, airlines using advanced cool chain solutions will be well-placed to take full advantage of this sector as it grows. Therefore, airlines can expect increasing demand for shipping services that cater to their specific needs with the pharmaceutical industry is anticipated to increase further in the next several years. Additionally, the quick adoption of e-commerce platforms is driving the North America air cargo market.

Based on type, the air freight segment led the North America air cargo market in 2020.Air freight is the transportation of goods via an air carrier, which can be commercial or charter.

With the increasing demand for quick delivery, express shipping is trending in the air freight market.Small and mid-sized companies are highly benefited by air freight as it allows them to participate in international trade expeditiously and effectively.

Third-party logistics providers offer the most reliable and cost-effective means for air freight services for the corporate, individual parcel, or shipment deliveries.

North America is engaging in the development and adoption of new technologies due to favorable government policies to boost innovation and strengthen infrastructure capabilities.The Canadian government is anticipated to aid the sector, including financial support to airlines.

In addition, the US Government has vastly supported its airlines during the crisis, and there are still hopes for a second support package. According to the statistics by the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the industry-wide cargo ton-kilometers (CTKs), the month-on-month CTKs showed the fastest growth since May, at 3.7% in 2020. The rebound of the industry remains largely driven by North American airlines. North American airlines also performed strongly in September 2020. This can be attributed to increasing Asia–North America trade lanes due to the strong demand for goods manufactured in Asia and the robust demand from domestic markets in the US. Moreover, the domestic market in North America has been outperforming significantly the region’s international routes due to the rising popularity of e-commerce since Q2 of 2020 when the country went into strict lockdown. Furthermore, the market players in North America are also open to the supply chain and critical supply. Hence, the air cargo market in the region has been positively influenced by the pandemic.

The overall North America 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 North America 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 North America air cargo market. Cargolux; Cathay Pacific Airways Limited; DHL International GmbH (Deutsche Post DHL Group); Emirates SkyCargo; Etihad Cargo; FedEx Corporation; Lufthansa Cargo AG; and United Parcel Service of America, Inc. are among the players operating in the market.

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