Air Freight

What is Air Freight?

When it comes to getting freight across Australia quickly, air freight will almost always be the transport of choice.

Freight People allow you to tap into Australia’s exceptional network of air freight carriers to move your goods from one city or regional centre to another via plane, so you can get from despatch to delivery in the fastest possible time.

Air freight is often the best choice for shipping critical stock replenishments, machinery parts, urgent orders, medical equipment, high value goods and emergency deliveries.

When to choose Air Freight

Because air freight is the most expensive option for domestic freight (and the least environmentally friendly freight choice), it’s important to use it in the right circumstances.

It’s perfect for the medical and mining industries where exceptional service is a requirement and freight cost is not a factor due to the end-of-line impact of on-time delivery.

Speed is the number one reason to choose air freight over other freight alternatives. So, if it can’t be delivered by road overnight, and it needs to be there the next day, then air freight is the best choice.

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Size of Freight Limitations

If your freight is of a certain size, it simply won’t fit in the cargo hold of a plane. Pallets that are higher than around one metre will get redirected to road freight because it can’t fit inside the plane’s cargo hold.

Airport Curfews

Some airports throughout Australia have curfews, meaning that planes cannot take off or land during certain times of the night. This means that time limitations can be a factor in whether air freight will actually be the fastest deliver choice for your freight. If you want it to go by air, you’ll have to get it onto the plane on time.

Dangerous Goods

You can’t always fly dangerous goods by air. Lithium batteries are well-known to be dangerous when carried in a cargo hold, and there are quite a range of dangerous goods that can’t fly, particularly on commercial airlines.

The Limitations of Air Freight

With exceptional market knowledge, our team are able to support your air freight needs because we understand how and when to use air freight, and which carriers are the strongest for air freight across Australia.

Our network power also means we can negotiate the best deal for your air freight, while delivering the flexibility of being able to manage both your air freight and other freight requirements through the one freight management system, Cario.

Why Choose Freight People for your Air Freight

Why our customers love to work with us.

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As one of the first freight brokers in Australia, we’ve got experience and trust that you can only get from more than 30 years in the business of freight.

We’ve spent years building our relationships and knowledge in the freight industry and work with a broad range of carriers, some of which choose to work exclusively with us.


Freight Agility

Access to a single technology system enabling real-time booking, consigning, manifesting and tracking with multiple freight carriers through a single portal. This gives you a seamless experience with the ability to change carriers and freight service type within the one dashboard.

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Independent Advice

Because we don’t run our own fleet of transport vehicles, we can provide a completely independent and objective analysis of the optimal freight carrier mix for your needs.

End to end

End-to-end Carrier Management

When you choose Freight People, we manage everything for you. From finding the right mix of freight solutions to meet your needs, to ongoing measurement and data analysis so we can achieve optimal performance. We have extensive experience in freight negotiations and will even consolidate your freight invoices into a single, reconciled invoice covering your entire freight profile.

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Big enough to compete, small enough to care

At Freight People, we’re big enough to have the scale and buying power that gives you access to cost effective freight, but small enough that you’ll never become a number in our system. We’re passionate about customer service, and will work hard every day to deliver for your business.

If you’re ready for a more dynamic freight experience, get in touch with us today to find out how Freight People can partner with you for all your shipping needs.

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Areas We Serve

We can help your air freight arrive on time across Australia. This includes the most popular routes such as Melbourne to Perth, Sydney to Perth, Brisbane to Perth, Melbourne to Brisbane, Sydney to Adelaide and Melbourne to Adelaide, as well as regional air freight routes.

Other Freight Services We Offer

When you work with us, you get immediate access to our full suite of shipping options. Our complete freight offering allows your business to scale almost instantly as your needs grow.

From an envelope or truckload to a full containerload and everything in between, Freight People offer services across:

Reviewing and optimising all your carrier rates is one of the key benefits in working with Freight People so contact us today and let us find you a better deal.

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