BTX Honors the Importance of Air Cargo on National Aviation Day

National Aviation Day has been celebrated every year on August 19th since its establishment in 1939 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. This date was chosen to commemorate the birthday of Orville Wright and to celebrate all things pertaining to aerospace and aviation.

As an air freight service provider, BTX Global Logistics would like to honor the importance that air cargo makes to the global economy. The International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) website ( elaborates on the significance of the Air Freight Industry in the following statement:

“Air cargo is a trade facilitator that contributes to global economic development and creates millions of jobs. The global economy depends on the ability to deliver high-quality products at competitive prices to consumers worldwide. Air cargo transports over US $6 trillion worth of goods, accounting for approximately 35% of world trade by value.”

In addition, IATA has compiled several fact sheets that elaborate on the importance air cargo plays to society as a whole. Use the highlighted links below to download these fact sheets and understand the value of air cargo better:

•    Humanitarian – Aviation plays an essential role in the movement of emergency relief by providing food, medications, and personal protective equipment (PPE). Click here to download the fact sheet.

•    Special Cargo - Air cargo provides speed, agility, and care in the handling of Special Cargo, such as pharmaceutical, perishable, and dangerous goods. Click here to download the fact sheet.

•    E-Commerce – During the pandemic, as demand for transport grew, air cargo became a lifeline for governments and society, changing the perceptions of the industry forever. Click here to download the fact sheet.

Air Cargo continues to be a valuable element in the world economy. BTX has been a part of this journey for over 40 years. Our experienced team of professionals is ready to assist you with all your logistic needs. Whether domestic, international, AOG, Military/Defense or transborder, BTX has the tools and expertise to make your transportation needs as seamless and cost-effective as possible.

Contact us for a quote or to learn more today and "Happy National Aviation Day!"


BTX Global Logistics is a worldwide shipping and logistics organization that provides flexible transportation solutions for shipments of any weight or size, anywhere in the world. With over 40 years of experience, BTX brings a team of seasoned logistics professionals together to offer customers the highest quality of service. BTX’s services include air freight, ground freight, sea freight, white glove, trade show, e-commerce, fulfillment, distribution, and much more. 

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