Air Transport

This refers to airborne movement of goods and people.it is categorized into local and international.

ADVANTAGES OF AIR TRANSPORT

  1. It is faster in nature thus perishable goods can be transported over long distances and also urgently needed goods.
  2. It is not hindered by physical barriers eg mountains.
  3. It is relatively flexible as remote areas can be reached by chattered planes/helicopter.
  4. The risk of loss through theft is minimal thus very valuable items like gold can be transported safely.
  5. It offers accessibility to far off places as it is limitless to stretching across continent.
  6. The way does not require construction or maintenance.
  7. The risk of loss through damage is minimized as there is less handling of goods.

DISADVANTAGES OF AIR TRANSPORT

  1. It is expensive due to facilities and equipment required.
  2. The carrying capacity is limited thus not suitable for transporting heavy and bulky goods.
  3. Combustible products e.g. petroleum cannot be transported by air.
  4. Construction and maintenance of airports, aircrafts are very expensive.
  5. It requires highly skilled and trained personnel.



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