Air Cargo Economic Policy

Air Cargo is a Catalyst for Economic Growth



In 2013, 49.2 million tonnes of cargo worth USD 6.4 trillion were handled by air. By the year 2030, air cargo traffic is expected to have tripled to an estimated 150 million tonnes. Although only an estimated 0.5 percent of the volume of global trade is carried by aircraft, it accounts for 35 percent of the total value of global trade by air.


Impact of Air Cargo Services On Economic Development


​Monitor and Forecast​ ​Market Access Liberalization​ ​Sustainable Development

ICAO keeps monitoring the trends of air cargo transport and provides independent forecast.

As recommended by the Sixth Worldwide Air Transport Conference and endorsed by the 38th Assembly, ICAO assumed a leadership role in the further liberalization of air cargo services.

​ICAO contributes to the efficiency of cargo operations by promoting adherence to the Montreal Convention 1999.
ICAO cooperates with key partners and conducts regional cargo fora to enhance the international cooperation on air cargo transport.
2016 ICAO Meeting on Air Cargo Development in Africa, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (coming soon)




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