International removals by air
Sometimes when you're moving overseas, you need to have your items with you as quickly as possible. When that's the case, air freight removals are your best option.
From a single suitcase through to the full contents of your household, we've got the expertise to ensure your belongings arrive as quickly as possible at your destination.
We are able to offer service to all major international airports throughout the world, along with many regional airports. If you have a smaller consignment, you may want to collect the goods yourself from the airport, however, we suggest you allow us to assist with customs clearance.
If you'd like door-to-door service, please let us know. We're happy to arrange the service that best suits your needs.
Although we can give you an estimate of the cost of sending your goods by air freight, the final accurate price is frequently not known until it has been collected and weighed. This is because airlines charge either on the final volumetric weight or space - whichever is greater. Once your goods have been packed, they'll be forwarded on to the airport for onward consolidation, measurement and weighing.
Loading on to the aircraft
The next step for your belongings is to ensure compliance with current air freight security measures. They'll either be placed in an X-Ray machine or a decompression chamber prior to being prepared for loading. The decompression chamber is a necessary step, and should cause no wear and tear to your belongings.
Your items will be containerised into an air igloo (see photo above) or loaded and netted onto giant pallets. Your belongings are then forwarded to the airlines or their handling agent.
At this stage, export documents and necessary customs formalities will be completed and a customs examination may need to be carried out. When your goods are sent, we will be given unique air waybill numbers so your goods can be tracked throughout their journey.
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Removal quote appointment booking service
Britannia Bradshaw can help your move go smoothly. Contact us for a free, no obligation quote, or by calling 0161 877 5555 (Manchester) or 0121 504 0966 (Birmingham & Coventry) and speak with one of our removals specialists.
How are our appointments carried out
In the current times you might prefer that we don't visit your house in person to carry out a survey. This is fully understandable and we can just as easily undertake the survey by video call, using whatever method you're comfortable with, usually FaceTime or WhatsApp.
See what our customers think of us...
Best overall value for money
Crew were marvellous, helpful & friendly. Had three quotes. Although not the cheapest, BB seemed best overall value for money.Richard BollandManchester
Took time to ask what we wanted in our move and understand what was important to us
I can't remember their names, but the two guys who helped us were friendly, professional and patient with us.
They were the only company we investigated who suggested a 3-day move rather than 2-day move. Whilst this increased the cost of our move, it made the experience much easier and less stressful, and this was important to us.
The service is quite expensive for local moves, but if moving nationally I would not have any hesitation in recommending the service.
Martin Wilks came round to see us quickly, and he took time to ask what we wanted in our move and understand what was important to us.John DouglasBirmingham
Efficient, professional and helpful
I had two moves, one into storage and 6 months later, another to my new property. The teams handling each were efficient, professional and helpful in each case. Move out was a bit rushed and a few items I had wanted to keep for rental got packed because the team were working quickly.
Used because you are a reputable firm, quick response to first enquiry, competitive quote. Initial enquiry - Quick response and helpful advice on likely move to storage options even though pandemic lockdown only just easing.Penny JacksonManchester
We knew our items were safe in their hands
Sorry cannot remember names, but they were all really helpful, and very understanding. Considering the difficulties we had regarding completing on the day, we knew our items were safe in their hands. I honestly do not think you need to make any improvements, all concerned are a credit to the company.
We had three quotes and we found this one to be the most professional. As the move did not take place on the moving day we asked for our items to be put into storage. Jacki in the office was really helpful and understanding during this difficult time.
Made an appointment over the phone for a quote. No hassle appointment was made for a few days later and everything was explained to us what would happen on the day especially during Covid restrictions.Robert LoweBirmingham
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