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    Origins and destinations served worldwide
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    Countries and territories with operations
  • 300+

    Air and ocean operating facilities worldwide
  • 600+

    Airports to which we have service

International Air Freight Shipping Options

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.
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    UPS Express Critical®

    Next-flight-out service within North America and between major metropolitan areas worldwide, available 24/7/365.

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    UPS® Air Freight Premium Direct

    Door-to-door service in 1-3 business days to and from more than 55 countries and territories, with pickup, delivery and customs clearance included. (Services not guaranteed.)

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    UPS Air Freight Direct®

    Day-specific scheduling with airport-to-airport delivery typically in 1-3 business days worldwide; pickup, delivery and customs clearance optional. (Services not guaranteed.)

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    UPS Air Freight Consolidated®

    Day-specific scheduling with airport-to-airport delivery typically in 3-5 business days worldwide; pickup, delivery and customs clearance optional. (Services not guaranteed.)

Compare International Air Freight Shipping Options

If you’re sending it air freight, it’s likely very important and time-critical. Compare the options below and let us help you choose the right service level at the best price to meet your unique needs.
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.

International 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 agents clearing shipments

Customs clearance can seem complex, and compliance laws can seem scary. Don’t worry. We’ll be right there with you.

We didn’t get to be one of the world’s largest customs brokers overnight. We’ve been in transportation and logistics for more than 110 years, so we’re always on the front lines of customs brokerage. Today we share those capabilities with growing companies of all sizes looking to open new markets. So, whether you're shipping air, ocean or ground, it’s our goal to help you navigate global customs and reduce the risk of delays or penalties.

We’re committed to going above and beyond other brokers. It’s what makes us different. We don’t want you to worry about clearance surprises or service interruptions. That’s why, wherever we do business, we help inform and lead trade policy. We want to make sure our customers’ and the trade community’s best interests are well represented. That ensures we (and you) are always up-to-speed on the latest rules and regulations of global trade.

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Dangerous goods shipments stacked on pallets

When you have to ship dangerous goods, count on a shipping company that specializes in it.

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. Shipment of dangerous goods by air is highly regulated. Specific processes and procedures must be followed for documentation, package marking and labeling, as well as shipment handling. And it’s important to understand the responsibilities of all parties involved with shipping dangerous goods.

If this sounds ominous or complex, relax, we’re here to help. Our reliable, dangerous goods transportation solutions are simple to understand and easy to use. They give you the flexibility to ship more categories to more countries, with more delivery choices that balance speed with affordable cost.

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Higher recovery for your lost or damaged shipments.

Declared value may be declared by the shipper. When a declaration of value for carriage is made, the value per pound or per kilogram for calculating declared value liability shall be determined by dividing the shipper’s declared value for carriage by the actual weight of the shipment. Liability shall in no event exceed the lesser of the declared value of the shipment or the actual amount of loss or damage to that part of the shipment adversely affected. You may choose to declare a higher value for your shipment, up to the maximum allowed in your country or territory, by entering a declared value in your shipping system and paying an additional charge. Declared value is not insurance.

Shippers desiring cargo insurance, all risk insurance or another form of insurance should purchase it directly from a third party, like UPS Capital Insurance Agency, Inc.

Limits, minimums and other conditions on declared value and restrictions on UPS's liability (including for packages not adequately packaged) are described in the UPS Air Freight Terms and Conditions of Contract. For non-U.S. origin shipments, please refer to the UPS Terms and Conditions of the origin country.

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Insurance that provides expanded protection. And pays when you need it to. (That’s the best part!)

Sometimes bad things happen to good cargo. Unpredictable events like damage, loss and delay to your ground, air and ocean freight shipments can not only hurt your bottom line, they can damage your company’s reputation. Especially if you’re relying on declared value or the carrier’s liability to cover your loss. Declaring value is fine for some shippers but if you want real peace of mind and fewer headaches, choose an all-risk cargo insurance policy from UPS Capital®.

Why UPS Capital? Because nobody understands transportation and logistics like UPS. And while you’ve probably never thought of a UPS company for insurance services, our global supply chain expertise uniquely positions us to help protect your company and your shipments from risk. It’s real insurance protection for your shipments, your bottom line and your reputation. All, with a simplified, speedy claims process that actually pays when you need it to.

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Freight truck unloading at warehouse

Door-to-door service. You’re welcome!

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.

Air freight arriving at airport

Save on delivery. Pick it up on your schedule.

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.
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