Air Freight

Aviate® - Air Freight Solution

Aviate is the air freight solution when speed and security are your priority for air cargo of all shapes, sizes and types: we’ll help you take to the skies with expert, long-haul care.

How can Aviate work for you?

Global Network

Gain access to a comprehensive global network and take advantage of our close supplier relationships.

IATA Member

Connect safely, securely and efficiently, to all parts of the aviation network, through global standards.

Efficiency of shipments

Give your urgent shipments the priority they need with our flexible, unique & tailored options.

Vastly experienced team

Versatile industry experience for rapid solutions to any issue that can arise. Keeping your goods moving and supply chains intact.


Globally recognised industry standard procedures with full tracking ensuring the safety your goods.

Global reach

Global demands can change overnight, which can put pressure and strain on your supply chain.

To ensure your air freight arrives safely, on time, and on budget, we work with our vast network of carefully chosen carriers and worldwide partners – allowing you to plan with certainty and visibility.

Service coverage

No matter how complex or obscure, whether its general cargo or more obscure, moving your freight by air is a dependable solution for when time is of the essence.

Our access to regular flights with major carriers provide you the flexibility to adjust your shipping schedule and optimise your supply chain.

Speak with our Aviate consultants today to find out about our array of options available.

We're well connected

Being part of the Pangea/Connecta and Conqueror freight and logistics networks allows us to connect to partners overseas.

With agents in all main airports and seaports worldwide, the collaboration between member companies allows us to gain competitiveness on the present market but also ensure we meet the highest standards of service quality and professionalism.

Here’s how we make it work for Electrosonic

  • Planning & mapping delivery from Dartford to San Francisco
  • 50 pallets of Electrosonic’s goods to fit out a brand new 80-acre site for Google
  • Goods transported from UK to US via air, ready to be installed within 4 days

Explore our core services


The groupage solution you never knew you needed, where value matters the most.


For direct UK or European deliveries, we’ll take the wheel no matter the shape or size of your goods.


Take to the open waters to move cargo of all sizes as we connect you to the world’s biggest markets.

The great outdoors made possible by logistics

For all your outdoor-related goods, from sports and leisure equipment to greenhouses and camping gear, the brilliant blend of innovative entrepreneurs and logistics makes it happen.

Find out how in our latest #MadePossibleByLogistics blog.

Contact us

Information is key to make decisions on the go. That’s why our dedicated team of experts are here for you.

Our Aviate News & Articles

Olivia Hegarty

Top 5 logistics problems in Europe

Moving your goods often comes with inevitable challenges. Here are the top common challenges faced within logistics and how to overcome them. Every day we are problem-solving and overcoming obstacles to make sure our customers always get the service they deserve.

Read More »
No more articles to show

Frequently asked questions

Aviate is the air freight solution when speed and security is your priority for air cargo of all shapes, sizes and types: we’ll help you take to the skies with expert, long-haul care.

Air freight logistics or air cargo delivery is the transfer and shipment of goods via an air carrier, which may be charter or commercial. Air freight, generally, is the highest cost-to-weight solution to ship cargo but it is outweighed by the fact it is the fastest of all logistics solutions.

Direct, indirect, charter, aircraft on ground shipments and many more. We specialise in project cargo, no shipment is out of bounds for our creative Aviate team.

Get in touch with one of our account managers so they can understand a little bit more about your air requirements and help!

There are different types of air freight services or air cargo depending on the way it is organised:

Consolidated Freight: Lots of separate shipments allocated to one flight. Yes, this can be the most cost-effective method, however it may add a few days to the transit times due to the collection of the necessary amounts of shipments.

Dedicated back to back shipments: Your goods travel under their own Air waybill and run no risk of delays from other shipments. These can be on direct flights where speed is needed, or indirect flights where cost is more important.

Charter: Definitely the most costly and the least popular form, where an entire plane is chartered to carry a specific cargo and you have to pay for a round trip.

Some other types of air freight will refer to the type of cargo that is being carried on board:

Express Parcels / Courier: For use where small parcels need to be transported worldwide, in the most cost efficient way, for example e-commerce and documents (i.e legal docs / identity docs / transport docs)

Time: Deliver your items very quickly over very long distances.

Reliable: Flights are generally reliable and have reliable arrival & departure times. Shipment by air is highly likely to arrive on time coupled with a very low risk of accidents.

Worldwide: Agile & intercontinental transportation.

Security: Air freight gives you very high levels of security for sensitive or high value items.

Adaptability : Can be used as the main mode of transport for a wide range of items.

Low insurance premium: Insurance premiums are lower due to the shipment duration being so short.

Cost: Air freight can be the most expensive of all the logistics options.

Delays: Flights can be subject to delays or cancellations – although air freight is seen as one of the most reliable.

Tax: Taxes must be paid at each airport.

Fuel: Fuel surcharges may have to be added to freight costs.

Location: Further transportation might be required from airports/airfields to final destination.

Most Class 1 Explosives with some exceptions

Some Lithium batteries as determined by individual airlines and government bodies.

Most unaccompanied Firearms without adequate government approval.

Some endangered animal products or by-products.

Please speak to our team of experts if you would like some tailored advice.

According to a recent study from IATA, world air cargo traffic is set to grow by over 4% annually in the next two decades, with air freight and airmail expanding at rates of 4.3% and 2%, respectively.

E-commerce is a major driver, with the market projected to increase by 20% yearly. This shift in cargo types emphasises the need for excellence, simplicity, and speed in logistics. Regulatory impacts will rise, requiring smart, balanced approaches.

Future cargo facilities will be automated, green, and tech-driven to enhance productivity and meet evolving customer demands.

Read more here.

Are you connected with Claire?

Claire is our Talent Acquisition Specialist so if you’re on the Easter Job Hunt, she’s a great person to connect with on LinkedIn.

Claire is always sharing news on our latest vacancies, top job hunting tips and showcasing what a career at Baxter Freight looks like.

Don’t delay, get connected!

Get to know us better!

Hi – we’re Baxter Freight 🖐️ It’s great to meet you!

Yes we move freight, but take a closer look and you find we’re so much more

From our vibrant office culture to the values we live by – find out what makes us tick.

Egg-cellent - you've found a new job!

Forget about the chocolate eggs this Easter – you’re on an Easter Job Hunt! And we have a cracking one for you to enjoy 🥚

If you’re a uni grad with a passion for sales – we have the opportunity for you.

Check out our Graduate Account Manager vacancy and apply today!

Egg-cellent - you've found a new job!

Forget about the chocolate eggs this Easter – you’re on an Easter Job Hunt! And we have a cracking one for you to enjoy 🥚

If you’re an experienced sales professional looking to develop long-term relationships with your clients – we have the opportunity for you.

Check out our Account Manager vacancy and apply today!

Established reputation

Our levels of experience and reputation have enabled us to innovate quickly within the industry.

Baxter Freight has been operating and excelling in the UK and Europe for over a decade now. Our leadership has been leading the way in the logistics industry for a lot longer.

We have led the way as the UK went through Brexit and established ourselves as experts in working in Europe. 

Vehicle Types:

Vans: Short wheel-based, Long wheel-based, Extra- long wheel based

Luton vans: Curtainsider, Box, Tail lift, Flatbed

7.5 Tonnes – 18 Tonnes: Curtainsider, Flatbed Box, Rigids, Tail lift, HIAB, Moffett

Artics (44 Tonnes): Box, Tail lift, Flatbed, HIAB, Moffett, Curtainsider

Rigids: Tail lift, Flatbed, HIAB, Moffett

Specialised Vehicles/Trailers: Sliding Roof, Low Loader, Stepframe, Double Decker, Mega, Beavertail, Extendable Flatbed, Super mega Flatbed, Wafer Deck, Container Self-loading, Skeleton, Racked / Open floor trailer, Tanker, Silo, Swap Body, Jumbo (Wagon & Drag), Walking floor, Coil well, Stanchion, Hanging Garment, Frigo

We have access to an extensive network that offers a wide range of vehicle types. If you need something in particular, please do not hesitate to contact us.