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International Air Freight

From urgent, next-flight-out service to door-to-door service within 1-5 business days, we've got trusted air freight options to get it where you need it, when you need it and on your budget. Worldwide. Shipping within North America?

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  • 14,000+

    Origins and destinations served worldwide
  • 140+

    Countries and territories with operations
  • 300+

    Air and ocean operating facilities worldwide
  • 600+

    Airports to which we have service

Compare International Air Freight Shipping Services

Compare the options below and let us help you choose the right service level at the best price to meet your unique needs. Ideal for cargo types that are more than 150 lbs., palletized or non-palletized.
Option Service Level Speed Reach Cargo Type Options
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UPS Express Critical

Next flight out

Fastest

North America and major cities worldwide 150 lbs., palletized or non-palletized N/A
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UPS® Air Freight Premium Direct

Door-to-door, port-to-port

1-3

Business Days
55 countries and territories worldwide 150 lbs., palletized or non-palletized Pickup, delivery and customs clearance included. Service not guaranteed.
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UPS Air Freight Direct®

Day-specific, port-to-port

1-3

Business Days
North America and major cities worldwide 150 lbs., palletized or non-palletized Pickup, delivery and customs clearance optional. Service not guaranteed.
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UPS Air Freight Consolidated®

Day-specific, port-to-port

3-5

Business Days
North America and major cities worldwide  150 lbs., palletized or non-palletized Pickup, delivery and customs clearance optional. Service not guaranteed.
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North American Air Freight

Sometimes you just need to get it there, fast. Whether it has to be there today, or it's urgent but you have a little bit of wiggle room, we can efficiently and economically move your goods within and between the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.

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  • 1, 2, 3

    Next day, 2nd-day and 3-day time-definite options
  • 200+

    Planes in the world’s second-largest cargo airline
  • 83

    Service centers in North America
  • 1

    Owned and operated pickup and delivery network

Compare North American Air Freight Shipping Services

We've made it easy to choose the right option for your business. Ideal for cargo types that are more than 150 lbs., palletized or non-palletized.
Option Service Level Speed Reach Cargo Type
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UPS Express Critical®

Next flight out

Fastest

U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico Ideal for >150 pounds, palletized or non-palletized
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UPS Next Day Air® Freight

Guaranteed & non-guaranteed

Next day

U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico Ideal for >150 pounds, palletized or non-palletized
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UPS 2nd Day Air® Freight

Guaranteed & non-guaranteed

2 days

U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico Ideal for >150 pounds, palletized or non-palletized
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UPS 3 Day Freight

Guaranteed & non-guaranteed*

3-4 days

U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico Ideal for >150 pounds, palletized or non-palletized

*Non-guaranteed service only available from Puerto Rico.

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Express Shipping

When Next Day flight isn’t fast enough, there’s UPS Express Critical®. UPS Express Critical® offers next-flight-out service for ultra-time-sensitive deliveries. In North America and major global metropolitan areas.

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Air Freight Value-Added Services

Sure, we'll move your freight from here to there. We also offer a suite of support services that have helped companies cross new borders for 100+ years.
  • Customs Brokerage

    Customs Brokerage

    We’ve been in transportation and logistics for more than 100 years, so we’re used to being on the front lines of customs brokerage. Got questions? We speak fluent customs.

  • Dangerous Goods

    Dangerous Goods

    Improperly shipping dangerous goods can be costly financially, to your reputation and to your ability to ship. Dangerous goods are defined as articles or substances capable of posing a risk to health, safety, property or the environment, and which are shown in the Dangerous Goods Regulations lists.

  • Declared Value Coverage

    Declared Value Coverage

    Declared value enables you to easily increase the maximum liability of UPS Supply Chain Solutions for a shipment that is lost or damaged. In accordance with industry norms and to facilitate low rates, UPS Supply Chain Solutions limits its liability on shipments by default.

  • Cargo Insurance

    Cargo Insurance

    When bad things happen to good cargo, you need good protection. Unpredictable events like damage, loss and delay to your ground, air and ocean freight shipments can not only hurt your bottom line, but they can also damage your company’s reputation.

  • Delivery To Door

    Delivery To Door

    Once your shipment arrives at its destination terminal, this optional service lets you schedule surface transport of the goods from the terminal right to the receiver's door. Easy, convenient and timely with a consistent chain of custody. Only available with UPS Air Freight Direct® and UPS Air Freight Consolidated®. An additional charge will apply.

  • Hold at Destination Airport

    Hold at Destination Airport

    To give you more control and convenience, our Hold at Destination Airport (HAPU) service lets you hold freight for pickup by you or your customer, right at the destination location. All that’s required is a consignee name and phone number, and all services will be billed door-to-door. No holding fees will be applied.

*Fuel surcharges are not included as part of a Guaranteed Service refund. Also, value-added service options may vary by origin, destination, and freight service selected. For more information, access the UPS Air Freight Terms and Conditions of Contract or call your local UPS service center.

We’re More Than Just a Freight Forwarder

We’re here to be your supply chain wingman end-to-end. Compare logistics solutions to help your business flow seamlessly, find the answers to your freight questions in our educational hub or check out our shipping tools to streamline your next shipment.
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