Top 5 emergency delivery service providers in aviation

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As the world becomes increasingly fast-paced, the need for urgent deliveries is becoming more frequent. In situations where time is of the essence, emergency delivery via air service providers plays a critical role. Toma Matutyte, CEO of, an aviation marketplace for aircraft spare parts and repair capabilities, provides valuable insights into the top 5 companies that excel in providing time-sensitive delivery services to clients across the globe.

Atlas Air

Atlas Air is a leading provider of global aviation services, specialising in outsourced aircraft and aviation operating solutions. They operate a fleet of over 80 freighter aircraft, which includes the Boeing 747, 777, and 767. With an extensive global network, they offer time-sensitive solutions for cargo delivery across six continents. The airline also provides charter and leasing services, along with crew and maintenance services.


Cargolux is a Luxembourg-based air cargo carrier, specialising in transporting high-value and time-sensitive cargo. They operate a fleet of over 30 Boeing 747-400 and 747-8 purpose-built freighters, serving more than 90 destinations worldwide. Cargolux offers a range of customised solutions for customers, including express delivery, door-to-door service, and temperature-controlled transportation.

DHL Aviation

DHL Aviation, a subsidiary of Deutsche Post DHL Group, is one of the world’s largest air cargo carriers. They operate a fleet of around 200 aircraft, including Boeing 757, 767, and 777, and Airbus A300 and A330. DHL Aviation provides time-definite express delivery services to over 220 countries and territories worldwide, with coverage in both major cities and remote areas.

FedEx Express

FedEx Express is the air cargo subsidiary of FedEx Corporation, providing urgent shipping solutions to more than 220 countries and territories worldwide. With a fleet of over 650 aircraft, including Boeing 777, 767, and 757, and Airbus A300 and A310, they offer a range of express delivery services for both domestic and international shipments. Furthermore, FedEx Express provides customised solutions for specialised industries such as healthcare, automotive, and aerospace.

UPS Airlines

As the air cargo arm of UPS, UPS Airlines presents time-critical shipping solutions to more than 220 countries and territories across the globe. They operate a vast fleet of over 275 aircraft, consisting of the Boeing 747, 767, and 757, as well as the Airbus A300 and A330, to cater to urgent delivery requirements. UPS Airlines also specialises in tailored solutions for various sectors, such as the automotive, healthcare, and aerospace industries.

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