What are the main advantages of air transport?
1. High Speed:
It is a high speed means of transport. Passengers and goods can be transported speedily from one place to the other.
2. Transport of Costly and Light Goods:
It is convenient to send costly, light and perishable goods through air transport.
3. Minimum Cost:
Unlike railways and road transport there is no need to spend any money on the construction of any track or road. One has only to construct air-ports.
4. Free from Geographical Constraints:
Mountains oceans and rivers create no obstruction to air transports.
5. Useful for Agriculture:
Aeroplanes are used to make aerial spray of pesticides and insecticides.
6. Strategic Importance:
It has great strategic significance. Soldier, arms and ammunition can be airlifted to the troubled spots.