As problems continue within ocean shipping, workforce shortages within ports and airports, and more, the usage of air charters is expected to grow in 2022.
Hence, charter capacity will increase by an expected 20-30% as surging demand for this service continues. Some companies experiencing this expansion in their charter operations include Seko Logistics, Geodis, DB Schenker, and AirAsia X.
Some of these companies are scheduling these charter flights on a weekly basis for a period of 6 months. They will likely continue these flights as demand continues to grow. Most of these freighters hold extra capacity and can cover verticals such as automotive, consumer, retail, and more.
In essence, restrictions from by Covid have led to these added air charter flights. The continued usage of these air charters will expectantly reduce the impact of challenges facing supply chains.
2022 set to be the year of Charter operations for freight forwarders. Air Cargo News. (2022, February 2). Retrieved February 17, 2022, from https://www.aircargonews.net/business/supply-chains/2022-set-to-be-the-year-of-charter-operations-for-freight-forwarders/