• Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 health crisis, air transport has played a very important role in guaranteeing deliveries and supplies of the most essential goods, especially in the case of pharmaceutical products. As explained here, air logistics, characterized by its reliability and immediacy, has been crucial in this long period of pandemic.
  • One could say that 2020 has marked a before and after in the industry. Paradoxically, however, the numbers do not follow. Air cargo volumes at Spanish airports in the AENA network carried a total of 787.848 tonnes of cargo, down 26.3% compared to 2019, at the close of 2020. This is due to the fact that a significant part of the usual cargo was moved in commercial passenger aircraft (converted to freighters) due to the effects on tourism of the restrictions and COVID-19.
  • At Stock Logistic, as experts in transporting all types of goods to any destination, we are aware of this dynamic, which is why our air transport services are updated to the needs of the market at all times.
  • By airports
    The airport that recorded the highest number of movements in 2020 was Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas, with a total of 165,740 operations (-61.1% less than in 2019). It is followed by Barcelona-El Prat, with 122,638 (-64.4%), Palma de Mallorca, with 76,851 (-64.6), Alicante-Elche with 37,153 (-63.4%) or Valencia with 35,900 (-53.8%).
  • The breakdown by type of flight in 2020 was 51% international, 27% domestic and 22% overflights (flights that do not originate or terminate at a Spanish airport).
  • Solidarity air transport
    UNICEF, the United Nations Children’s Fund, recently launched the “Humanitarian Air Transport Initiative”. A campaign in which more than 10 leading airlines, covering routes to more than 100 countries, will collaborate with the NGO for the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, essential medicines or medical equipment to respond as best as possible to the pandemic.
  • This action is also intended as a global logistical preparedness mechanism for other long-term health and humanitarian crisis, where air transport will once again be of crucial importance. On the other hand, many of the companies that are part of this initiative have the international GDP (Good Distribution Practice) certificate.
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