Air Freight Services in Australia - Market Research Report

Air Freight Services industry trends (2014-2019)

poll Average industry growth 2014–2019: 2.0%

The Air Freight Services industry transports time-sensitive and valuable goods, such as computer equipment, pharmaceuticals and perishable foods, within Australia and internationally. Most airfreight is transported in passenger aircraft's cargo holds, although many major airlines maintain a dedicated fleet of freight aircraft. Growth in international and domestic passenger flights has boosted freight capacity over the past five years, putting downward pressure on freight rates. However, strong and rising freight volumes have offset lower freight rates. In particular, a depreciating Australian dollar has driven increased outbound freight volumes, supporting demand for a range of Australian exports, such as agricultural produce. Industry revenue is ex...
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Air Freight Services industry outlook (2019-2024)

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The Air Freight Services industry is forecast to grow over the next five years. Industry revenue is projected to increase at an annualised X.X% over the five years through XXX-XX, to $X.X billion. Rising inbound tourist numbers are likely to support growth over the period, as Australia positions itself as a premium tourist destination. Outbound tourist numbers are also anticipated to rise, supported by solid household disposable income growth. Major domestic and international airlines are likely to expand their flight capacity to and from Australia to support this growth. This trend is expected to translate into increased demand for airfreight services, as airlines fill their cargo holds with merchandise to increase operating efficiencies. Demand an...
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Air Freight Services industry statistics

  • attach_money Market Size: $5bn
  • business Number of Businesses: 211
  • poll Average Industry Profit Margin: x.x%
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  • supervisor_account Industry Employment: 9,197

Biggest companies in the Air Freight Services industry

The companies holding the largest market share in the Air Freight Services in Australia industry include Qantas Airways Limited, Singapore Airlines Ltd, Emirates Group, Cathay Pacific Airways Limited and Air New Zealand Limited.

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What is Air Freight Services industry?

Industry Definition

The industry includes businesses that provide domestic and international airfreight services for freight and mail.

Industry Products and Services

  • Inbound mail and parcel services
  • Outbound mail and parcel services
  • Inbound international freight services
  • Outbound international freight services
  • Domestic freight and mail services

Industry Activities

  • International mail and parcel services
  • Domestic mail and parcel services
  • Inbound international freight services
  • Outbound international freight services
  • Domestic freight services

Market research report - table of contents

Industry Definition

The industry includes businesses that provide domestic and international airfreight services for freight and mail.

Main Activities

  • International mail and parcel services
  • Domestic mail and parcel services
  • Inbound international freight services
  • Outbound international freight services
  • Domestic freight services

Similar Industries

Additional Resources

Industry Statistics Snapshot

Industry Structure

Executive Summary

Key External Drivers

Imports and exports travel by sea and air to and from Australia's international trading partners. A rise in imports and exports, particularly of the types...
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Total merchandise imports and exports
World price of crude oil
Aircraft kilometres flown
Business confidence index

Current Performance

Airline capacity

and profit
International trade
 Chart: Revenue Growth

Industry Outlook

Competition and security
 Table: Air Freight Services in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Revenue Outlook

Industry Life Cycle

Life Cycle Reasons
 Chart: Benchmarking - Air Freight Services in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

Supply Chain

Key Buying Industries

Rail, Air and Sea Freight Forwarding in Australia
Aquaculture in Australia
Postal Services in Australia
Courier Pick-up and Delivery Services in Australia



Key Selling Industries

Aircraft Manufacturing and Repair Services in Australia
Petroleum Product Wholesaling in Australia
Non-Scheduled Air Transport in Australia
Airport Operations in Australia
Customs Agency Services in Australia


Products & Services

Most air cargo is transported on domestic and international passenger flights inside aircraft cargo holds. However, most operators, particularly larger pl...
Courier companies
Freight forwarders
Postal companies



Demand Determinants

Most industry services are provided by domestic and international airlines as a way to maximise their use of assets. Increasing air travel in Australia, b...
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Major Markets

Courier companies
Freight forwarders
Postal companies




 Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Air Freight Services in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

International Trade

Business Locations

Chart: Business Locations by State Chart: Business Locations by State

Market Share Concentration

The Air Freight Services industry exhibits moderate market share concentration. Concentration varies depending on whether it is a domestic or internationa...
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Key Success Factors

Cost Structure Benchmarks

Profit, Purchases, Wages, Other Costs
 Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Air Freight Services in Australia - Market Research Report

Basis of Competition

Internal competition
External competition

Barriers to Entry

 Table: Barriers to Entry Checklist for the Air Freight Services in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

Industry Globalization

Qantas Airways Limited is an Australian public company that operates international and domestic airlines, freight services and loyalty programs. Qantas is...
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Qantas

 Table: Qantas - financial performance

Singapore Airlines

 Table: Singapore Airlines - financial performance

Emirates Group

 Table: Emirates Group - financial performance

Cathay Pacific

 Table: Cathay Pacific - financial performance

Air New Zealand

 Table: Air New Zealand - financial performance

Capital Intensity

The industry is highly capital intensive. For every dollar invested in capital, an estimated $1.74 is spent on wages. The high level of capital intensity ...
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 Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Air Freight Services in Australia - Market Research Report Industry
 Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

Technology & Systems

Revenue Volatility

Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

Regulation & Policy

Industry Assistance

Table: Industry data Table: Industry Data for the Air Freight Services in Australia Industry

Industry Revenue (2007-2025)
Industry Gross Product (2007-2025)
Establishments (2007-2025)
Businesses (2007-2025)
Employment (2007-2025)
Exports (2007-2025)
Imports (2007-2025)
Wages (2007-2025)
Domestic Demand (2007-2025)

Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data

Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Dat Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data

Table: Industry Financial Ratios Table: Industry Financial Ratios

Liquidity Ratios
Coverage Ratios
Leverage Ratios
Operating Ratios
Cash Flow & Debt Service Ratios (% of Sales)
Assets, %
Liabilities, %

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