Who are the world’s biggest cargo airlines?
10. China Airlines Cargo
Approximately 5,266 tonne-kilometres flown per year
You’ll be very familiar with worldwide famous airliners, such as American Airlines, Virgin Atlantic, Emirates and so on. But if you were quizzed on who the world’s largest and biggest cargo airliners were, how would you fair? A cargo airliner, is exactly what it sounds like, a dedicated airline that only deals with flights that carry cargo, rather than commercial passengers to and from their vacations. It is estimated that over the course of a given year, in the cargo airline industry, over 300 million tonne-kilometres of cargo is transported through the air. The types of cargo could vary dramatic. Airliners could be transporting vehicles, packages, military equipment, or literally anything that needs to get from point A, to point B, and fast. Here is a list of 10 of the biggest, ranked by an approximation of freight tonne-kilometres flown (millions), per year.