Send a Parcel via Air Freight

Our International Air Freight Solutions

  • Express Air Freight (EAF): Ideal for transporting large volumes swiftly, Express Air Freight offers a secure and cost-efficient method to send your goods globally. For competitive EAF rates, use our instant quote tools.  If we can't give you an instant price, you'll be invited to leave your details for an air freight quote.
  • Consolidated Air Freight (CAF): Perfect for smaller shipments, including individual parcels or pallets, Consolidated Air Freight allows you to combine your shipment with others, ensuring you only pay for the space your cargo occupies.
  • Special Cargo Services: We handle a wide range of special cargo, including perishables, and oversized items, if you have any special requirements, you should get in touch with us for the best pricing.
  • Air Cargo Insurance: collaborates with one of the world's leading insurance providers, offering instant quotes and issuing air cargo insurance certificates for goods valued up to £250,000 instantly without the need for referral. For higher value shipments, we can typically secure a quote within a few hours.
  • Customs Clearance: Customs clearance is included with all our services, facilitating a smooth transition through customs for your air freight shipments.
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Our Air Freight Services

At, we understand the vital role air freight plays in connecting businesses to international markets, having shipped millions of express shipments since our inception. This insight has propelled us to expand our proven multi-carrier global shipping platform to include extensive air freight services. We've transformed how you explore air freight options with an instant quote and booking system that streamlines the logistics of transporting goods over vast distances.

Leveraging our consolidation model, dramatically reduces the costs of global transportation for larger volumes of cargo. Our platform simplifies air freight pricing by combining quotes from top air freight carriers into a single, competitive, instant quote for door-to-door services. This method ensures effortless access the best market rates, taking the hassle out of arranging deliveries. While our focus is on providing seamless door-to-door solutions, we also offer custom services such as airport-to-airport, door-to-airport, and airport-to-door options. Should you require these tailored services, please get in touch with us.

Choosing opens the gateway to comprehensive door-to-door air freight solutions. Our service allows for a quick booking, granting you access to industry-leading rates at the very best discounts. Begin a smarter air shipping journey with us today.

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Want to remove the headaches from your international shipping? Request a quote for our air freight services now and discover the Parcel Broker advantage. Our dedicated team is focused on delivering dependable, swift, and cost-effective shipping solutions tailored to assisting with your business's expansion.

Our air freight services are designed to support businesses at every level, from start-ups to seasoned entrepreneurs. Leveraging our global shipping experience since 2006, we're well-prepared to manage your logistics requirements with proficiency and care. To arrange your shipment, just specify the origin, destination, weight, and dimensions of your cargo. With these details, you can easily secure a real-time, live quote — all through our online platform, available 24/7.

Our committed team is on hand every day at the office, eager to help with any needs beyond our standard air freight offerings. Don't hesitate to get in touch for tailored assistance. Moreover, we impose no minimum spend requirements to use our services, making us as accessible as we are dependable.

Sustainability in Shipping

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At, we are committed to minimising the environmental footprint of shipping. In collaboration with our partners, we offer access to sustainable practices work with suppliers who champion green shipping initiatives.  This enables our clients to opt for more environmentally responsible choices. If your business is interested in exploring carbon offsetting options for your air freight, we invite you to contact our air freight specialist. They are ready to guide you through the sustainable initiatives we can offer via our global network of air freight partners.

How Our Instant Air Freight Service Works

At, we've streamlined the air freight process, making it faster and more efficient than ever before. Our instant air freight service is designed to simplify your shipping experience, ensuring your goods reach their destination quickly and securely. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how it works:

  • Step 1: Quote Request

Start by entering the details of your shipment on our platform, including origin, destination, weight, and dimensions of your cargo. Our system is equipped to handle various types of air freight, from small parcels to large pallets.

  • Step 2: Instant Quote

Utilising our advanced algorithm, we instantaneously fetch competitive quotes from our network of leading air freight carriers. This ensures you receive the best rates and options tailored to your specific shipping needs, without the usual wait.

  • Step 3: Booking and Confirmation

Once you've reviewed and selected the best shipping option for your needs, you can book your shipment directly through our platform. You’ll receive immediate confirmation along with a booking reference number, ensuring your space is secured on the next available flight.

  • Step 4: Preparing Your Shipment

After booking, prepare your cargo for transport. Ensure your items are properly packaged, labelled, and accompanied by the necessary documentation, such as a commercial invoice and airway bill. Our website provides the option to capture customs information to comply with documentation requirements.

  • Step 5: Collection and Drop-off Options

Depending on your preference, you can opt for a collection service where our logistics partner will pick up the shipment from your location, or you can drop off the cargo at a designated facility. We provide flexible options to fit your schedule.

  • Step 6: Real-time Tracking to Delivery

Once your shipment is on its way, it can be monitored through to delivery via real-time tracking features. Your shipment will be delivered to its destination airport, where it will undergo customs clearance before being forwarded to the final address.

Choosing the Right Air Freight Partner

Selecting the right air freight partner is crucial for the success of your international shipping needs. The right partner will do their best to ensure your shipments arrive safely, efficiently, and at the right price. Here’s what to consider when choosing the best air freight partner for your business:


1. Global Network and Coverage

  • A partner with a comprehensive global network can provide more routing options, flexibility, and often better rates. Ensure they have strong relationships with major carriers and can access major airports worldwide.

2. Cost

  • While price shouldn’t be a sole deciding factor, it’s important to ensure you’re getting competitive rates. A good partner will offer transparency in pricing and help you find cost-saving opportunities without compromising on service quality.

3. Service Offerings

  • Assess the range of services offered. This includes not just the basics of air freight but also value-added services like customs brokerage, insurance, and complimentary services like Sea Freight or Express delivery. The ability to provide door-to-door services significantly simplifies the logistics process and should be high on your list.

4. Technology and Tracking

  • In today’s logistics landscape, digital capabilities speed up communication and provide the ability to self serve at your leisure.  This means you can give your clients quicker answers and grow your reputation. Your air freight partner should offer robust systems and provide visibility into your shipment’s status from pickup to delivery.

5. Customer Service and Support

  • Personalised customer service can make a significant difference, especially when dealing with the complexities of air freight. Choose a partner who is responsive and willing to go the extra mile to meet your needs.

6. Experience and Reliability

  • Look for a partner with a proven track record in air freight logistics. Experience in handling shipments similar to yours is invaluable, as is a history of reliability and punctuality.
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Air Freight Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What's the difference between Air Freight and Air Express?

Understanding the distinctions between air freight and air express can sometimes be challenging.  Both options involve shipping goods by air, yet they serve specific logistical needs and preferences. The key differentiators lie in their speed, cost, and the size of shipments they accommodate.

Air express is designed for a speedy movement of parcels and limited quantities of pallets, offering the possibility of same-day pickup and loading on the earliest available flight. These shipments are processed for clearance while in transit and delivered to the destination by courier. For instance, a package shipped from the UK to the USA could be delivered door to door in just one business day, making it an ideal choice for urgent deliveries. However, this on-demand service comes at a premium cost.

On the other hand, air freight provides a balance between the efficiency of air express and the affordability of sea freight, delivering a more cost-effective solution for larger volumes of parcels and pallets. Collection of goods might occur within a few days, followed by consolidation with other shipments at a local freight forwarder's facility before being loaded for their flight. Unlike air express, clearance for air freight shipments typically occurs upon arrival at the destination, rather than during transit.

Air express prioritises speed for smaller, time-sensitive shipments at a higher price, air freight offers a more economical option for larger loads, trading off immediate speed for better value.

What documents are required for air freight?

Common documents required include the air waybill (AWB), commercial invoice, packing list, export license (if applicable), and any other documents required by the destination country for customs clearance.

Do I need insurance for my air freight shipment?

While not mandatory, insurance is highly recommended for air freight shipments. It protects against loss, damage, or delay, giving you peace of mind and financial protection. offers goods in transit insurance cover for commercial shipments of up to £250,000.

Can I track my air freight shipment?

Yes, the partners we use provide tracking systems that allow you to monitor your shipment's status in real-time from departure to arrival.

How long does air freight take?

Second to Air Express, Air Freight is the fastest shipping method, with transit times ranging from few days to a couple of weeks.  Transit times will depend on the origin and destination, flight availability, and customs clearance processes.

How is the cost of air freight calculated?

The cost of air freight is based on the weight and volume of the shipment, type of freight (parcel or pallet) and the collection and delivery locations. Charges are based on either the actual weight or the volumetric weight (calculated based on the dimensions of the package), depending on which is greater.

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