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Air transport is an important enabler to achieving economic growth and development. Air transport facilitates integration into the global economy and provides vital connectivity on a national, regional, and international scale. It helps generate trade, promote tourism, and create employment opportunities.
The air transport is the fastest compared to other modes of transport. Introduction Air transport operates at a very high speed. The high speed makes the air transport the fastest of all the other forms of transport. People can reach the destination in very less time .
Air travel is a form of travel in vehicles such as helicopters, hot air balloons, blimps, gliders, hang gliding, parachuting, airplanes, jets, or anything else that can sustain flight.
Air transport has the following characteristics;
1. Unbroken Journey:
Air transport provides unbroken journey over land and sea. It is the fastest and quickest means of transport.
Air transport had the highest speed among all the modes of transport.
Air transport is the most expensive means of transport. There is huge investment in purchasing aero planes and constructing of aerodromes.
4. Special Preparations:
Air transport requires special preparations like wheelers links, meteorological stations, flood lights, searchlights etc.Advantages of air transport.
1. High Speed:
2. Comfortable and Quick Services:
3. No Investment in Construction of Track:
4. No Physical Barriers
5. Easy Access:
6. Emergency Services:
7. Quick Clearance:
8. Most Suitable for Carrying Light Goods of High Value:
9. National Defence:
Air transport plays a very important role in the defence of a country. Modern wars have been fought mainly by aeroplanes. It has upper hand in destroying the enemy in a very short period of time. It also supports over wings of defence of a country
10. Space Exploration:
Air transport has helped the world in the exploration of space
Disadvantages of air transport
Though it has numerous merits ,still it has its weakness and limitations.These include:
1. Very Costly:
2. Small Carrying Capacity:
3. Uncertain and Unreliable:
Air transport is uncertain and unreliable as it is controlled to a great extent by weather conditions. Unfavourable weather such as fog, snow or heavy rain etc.
4. Breakdowns and Accidents:
The chances of breakdowns and accidents are high as compared to other modes of transport. Hence, it involves comparatively greater risk.
5. Large Investment:
It requires a large amount of capital investment in the construction and maintenance of aeroplanes. Further, very trained and skilled persons are required for operating air service.
6. Specialized Skill:
Air transport requires a specialized skill and high degree of training for its operation.
7. Unsuitable for Cheap and Bulky Goods:
Air transport is unsuitable for carrying cheap, bulky and heavy goods because of its limited capacity and high cost.
8. Legal Restrictions:
There are many legal restrictions imposed by various countries in the interest of their own national unity.