7 MAJOR ADVANTAGES OF TRANSPORTATION




Transport refers to the physical movement of people and commodities from one place to another.

The advantages aim of transport are:

  • to encourage the spread of new ideas, that is to say, innovations and inventions encouraging both agricultural growth, industrial growth, and expansion
  • to encourage surplus production through exports
  • to facilitate the exploitation of natural resources for example forests, minerals, potential reach agricultural land and fishing (water resources)




  • to reduce wastage especially in areas of overproduction
  • to bring together people and their various needs, that is to say services and facilities
  • to increase the volume of goods and services especially from areas of overproduction (surplus) to areas of scarcity
to encourage surplus production through exports
to facilitate the exploitation of natural resources for example forests, minerals, potential reach agricultural land and fishing (water resources)
to reduce wastage especially in areas of overproduction
to bring together people and their various needs, that is to say services and facilities

There are four forms of transport namely, road transport, water, air, and railway transport. Other forms of transport include human porterage, traction, and animal transport.




There are four forms of transport namely, road transport, water, air, and railway transport. Other forms of transport include human porterage, traction, and animal transport

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10 ADVANTAGES OF AIR TRANSPORT




WHAT IS AIR TRANSPORT?

Air transport is a mode of transportation that involves the transportation of goods and passengers by the use of airplanes, helicopters, and other types of aircraft. Air transport is the most recent mode of transport. It is the gift of the 20th century to the world. 

The two world wars gave a great impetus to the development of air transport in almost all the countries of the world. The peculiar characteristic of air transport is that it does not need a specific surface track for its operations.




It has no physical barriers as in the case of other modes of transport. Political boundaries are also immaterial, although it has to observe the requirements of International Law. The supreme advantage of air transport lies in its quickness.

It is the fastest mode of transport. But the cost of its operation is very high and thus it is suitable for only rich passengers, mails and light and costly cargo. However, in advanced countries like the U.S.A., Germany, etc. it offers tough competition to the railways.




7 advantages of air transport

ADVANTAGES OF AIR TRANSPORT

High Speed

It is the fastest means of transport. Passengers and goods can be transported easily from one place to the other.

Minimum Cost

Unlike railways and road transport, there is no need to spend money on the construction of any track or road, only airports have to be constructed.




Strategic Importance

An airway has great strategic importance. It can be used for internal and external security.

Easy transport of costly and light goods

It is quite convenient to send costly, light, and perishable goods through air transport.




Free from physical barriers

Air transport is free from physical barriers like rivers, mountains, and valleys, etc.

Useful for Agriculture

Air transport is useful for aerial spray on pests and insects which cause harm to crops.

Useful in natural calamities

During earthquakes, floods, accidents, and famine, air transport is used for rescue operations.




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