Air transportation is a mode of transportation that uses aircraft, helicopters and other aircraft to transport people, goods and mail. It is fast and mobile, and is an important way of modern passenger transportation, especially long-distance passenger transportation. It is indispensable for the transportation of valuables, fresh goods and precision instruments in international trade.
Air transport has six characteristics: commodity, service, international, paramilitary, capital, technology and risk intensive, and natural monopoly. Air transport can be divided into different types according to different standards. Air transport originated in 1871. Due to the international economic downturn in the past two years, the air transport industry has encountered a bottleneck. However, there is still broad development space for air transport in the future.