China Air Freight

Where do you need to move your products by air?

We help our customer’s ship products by air from China to all over the world. China Air Freight is ideal for shipments that are small in size, urgent, or high in value.

Our premium partnerships with carriers and airliners Shipping from China allow us to identify and optimize the best possible solutions to transport your cargo by air. We analyze each shipping request and offer a solution that is seamless and stress-free.

Our China Air Freight Services



Our economical service seeks to find the least expensive air shipping option by relying on our exceptional logistics network. The shipment process usually takes between 7 to 14 days for cargo to arrive.



Our premium shipping services means your cargo will be shipped swiftly and seamlessly. This process takes between 3 to 5 days for the shipment to arrive.



When timing is a priority, we can fulfill your urgent requests with transit times as little at 2 days.

We will beat any price, GUARANTEED!  

We are so confident in our shipping rates from China, that if you show us the same quoted route that is cheaper, we’ll beat it! No questions asked. 

A seamless, full-service solution for China Air Freight

Included in every China air freight quotation has all the necessary costs to ship your products so they arrive safely at your door. When our customers reach out to us for a shipping quotation, we will always include the following in shipping proposals.

  • Fuel surcharges
  • Security surcharges
  • Container freight station, and terminal handling charges
  • Airport transfers

Air Freight Forwarding that is Fast & Efficient

When you are looking for speed and efficiency, air freight forwarding can feel like a complicated task. From dealing with documentation, shipping regulations, and finding the most efficient air freight method, we make the process simple by managing everything on your behalf so that you can focus on more important things.

Our team of experienced logistics professionals know how to take control of your freight, freeing you from the pressure and stress caused as we provide you with an A-Z solution.

How long does air freight take from China?

From the ultra-fast, urgent shipments, to more economical air shipments, Guided Imports offers China Air Freight options to deliver your cargo in as little as 2-days, and up to 14-days. 


When filling out a quotation, let us know your ideal timeline, and we will work towards offering a shipping plan that is right for you.


How much is China Air Freight?

The benefits of China air freight will vastly outweigh the higher cost whenever urgency is the priority. Businesses tend to rely on air shipping whenever there are delays in manufacturing or have time-sensitive fulfillment requirements.


Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, air freight pricing is higher due to the limited supply of airplanes entering and leaving China. 


Now, more than ever is a time to take advantage of a freight forwarder capable of understanding and solving all obstacles air cargo faces. After submitting a quotation request, we will identify all possible options to move your cargo by air, and provide you with the most inexpensive option for your needs. 


Custom-tailored add-ons


Over 500 businesses of all sizes trust us.

What makes Guided Imports different?


We’ve worked hard to run well optimized, small offices. Our streamlined mentality and unique style of thinking allow us to have low overhead while focusing on creating better shipping plans with our partners.

Our logistics team cares and actively roots for your business to succeed. We enjoy the little things, like getting to know our customers, and hearing about your struggles and achievements. Anytime you have a question, comment, or concern, we’re always an email or a phone call away to help.

We know the people who touch your cargo. Large 3PL’s set up small forwarding offices in all major ports without controlling each office’s quality. Lack of oversight in larger 3PL’s creates massive misalignment with the companies as a whole and offers inconsistent service quality.

We hand-select the best providers at each port and maintain options when we face issues. We keep our overhead low, which allows us to offer genuinely incredible rates!

Why Wait?

Get started with our logistics experts today so we can discuss your requirements and provide you with a quotation!

Frequently Asked Questions

Shipping by air during the COVID-19 pandemic has been anything but normal. Prices fluctuated so high that at the peak, rates tripled. While they have come down, shipping costs remain high. Transit times are still 2-3 days longer than normal. Which is better than before, when all cargo was at least 7-10 days delayed. 

For as long as China does not open its borders to commercial travel, there will continue to be a decrease in supply of planes leaving China, which means delays for almost all shipments. As for the cargo and commercial airlines flying into China, there is an increase in screening processes both for cargo and flight crew, which further delays shipments. 

Due to COVID-19, companies purchasing from China and shipping by air can expect to continue to see an increase in costs and delays for the foreseeable future. 

At Guided Imports, we can ship from China to anywhere in the world. The majority of our shipments are sent to North America, Europe, Australia, Japan, South Korea, and Thailand, which is where we have the most experience.

Standard air freight takes anywhere from 8-10 days to ship products from China to the U.S. There are faster options available, such as Air Express, which can take between 2-3 days.

When shipping by standard Air Freight, it takes anywhere from 5-15 days to ship products from China to the U.K. and the E.U. Air Express options are also available for faster shipping time. Air Express shipments can take as little as 2 days to ship products. 

When shipping from China to Australia via air freight, it takes between 6-12 days packages to arrive at their destination. Air Express options are available from China to Australia, and while they are more expensive, the time can be reduced, and only take 3 days.

We can absolutely assist in helping businesses with moving their products within China. Our services can help you move your cargo both domestically and internationally.

When cargo needs to be shipped quickly, and the cost is not an issue, air freight is always the most ideal solution. Whenever time is not an issue, LCL sea freight will be more cost-effective. 

When shipping less than 1 CBM, air freight is the best. 1 – 18 CBM is ideal for LCL, and if higher, FCL should be considered. 

Guided Imports does offer freight insurance. We include an option when requesting a quotation for shippers to indicate whether or not they would also like an insurance quotation to be included with their shipping quotation.

Air Express is a door to door service, meaning the goods are picked up at the factory and shipped directly to your destination. 3PL’s such as DHL, FedEx, or UPS handle all customs clearance.

We have negotiated rates with the top express companies shipping out of China and can arrange the entire shipping process. Our process is cost-effective and fully managed. All you have to do is wait for your goods to arrive at their destination while we do everything else.

Air Cargo is an airport to airport service. Shipments must be delivered to and from the airports to fulfill the entire logistics process. Customs clearance is often required, as the airlines don’t provide support in this process.

When independently arranged, air cargo is a service that only covers airport to airport service. When our customers request air cargo quotations from us, we also provide the delivery and customs clearance costs as additional charges to consider. With multiple options presented, you can be sure you’re getting the exact service you need with no surprises.

Guided Imports can assist in both of these services.

One of the most considerable restrictions in the consumer product shipping industry is the transport of lithium batteries by air. It is entirely possible to ship batteries by air. Still, lithium batteries are considered dangerous goods, which means manufacturers and freight forwarders need to follow specific precautions to move batteries safely.

A lot of cargo Guided Imports ships includes batteries. We know how to follow the International Air Transportation Association (IATA) guidelines on shipping batteries. We can work directly with our customer’s manufacturers to ensure compliance before the cargo leaves the factory.

Other dangerous goods Guided Imports can assist in shipping are:

– Chemicals
– Powders
– Liquids and oils
– Strong magnets

Our simple answer to this is to get quotations from both of us and see who is cheaper.

Express companies offer varying rates based on your location and annual shipping capacity. At Guided Imports, we take advantage of these factors and pass along the savings to the customer.

We ship a lot with DHL, UPS, FedEx, TNT, and SF Express. We dispatch so much that our rates are some of the lowest in the market. We also set up our freight accounts in China, where the cost of living is lower than that of most destinations. Our strategy brings our rates down and allows us to be less expensive than if you were to contact the same express companies.

We can ship from any airport in China. We review hundreds of routes anytime a customer requests a quotation from us.

Below you may find a curated list of the top 10 international airports in China.

  • Beijing Capital International Airport – PEK
  • Hong Kong International Airport – HKG
  • Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport – CAN
  • Shanghai Pudong International Airport – PVG
  • Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport – SHA
  • Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport – CTU
  • Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport – SZX
  • Kunming Changshui
  • International Airport – KMG
  • Xi’an Xiangyang International Airport – XIY
  • Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport – HGH


These ten airports have cargo destinations to hundreds of cities. Since most factories are strategically situated close enough to at least one of the above locations, most of our air shipments originate from the mentioned cities. However, even if your factory is not close to an airport, we can work with inland trucking and rail lines to inexpensively transport your cargo anywhere in China.