During the “13th Five-Year Plan” period, China’s aviation logistics has achieved good results in terms of development scale, route network and safety guarantee. The average annual growth rate of freight and mail transportation volume and freight turnover was 2.2 percentage points and 6.5 percentage points higher than that of the world, respectively. By the end of the “13th Five-Year Plan”, China’s air cargo flights reached 237 domestic cities (excluding Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan), and connected 153 cities in 62 countries and regions, including 26 countries and regions with full cargo flights.
Recently, the “14th Five-Year Plan” for Aviation logistics Development (hereinafter referred to as the “Plan”) was officially released, which is the first time that China’s civil aviation has formulated a special plan for aviation logistics development, which will provide guidance for building a high-quality, efficient, autonomous and controllable aviation logistics system. According to the Plan, during the 14th Five-Year Plan period, China’s aviation logistics should take promoting high-quality development as the theme, cost reduction and efficiency improvement as the core, adhere to the bottom line of safe development and the main line of smart civil aviation construction, and accelerate the structural reform of the supply side of aviation logistics.
By 2025, an aviation logistics system that is safe, smart, efficient and green will be initially established. Its support capacity will be significantly enhanced, and its autonomous and controllable capacity will be significantly enhanced. The capacity of aviation logistics to serve high-end manufacturing, postal delivery, cross-border e-commerce and other industries will continue to improve.
With the issuance and implementation of the Plan, CAAC will accelerate the transformation and upgrading of traditional air cargo to modern aviation logistics, and strive to build an independent, controllable, safe and reliable aviation logistics industry chain and supply chain.