COVID 19 - Unavoidable Increase In Air Transport Costs

DPD continues to monitor the development of the Coronavirus COVID-19 situation closely and how it affects our services.

We have seen a number of actions taken in different countries including border closures, lockdowns and reduction in people movement. These measures have significantly impacted airlines resulting in many flight cancellations from the UK. This in turn means air linehaul capacity is greatly reduced and so the cost of it has risen.

With the peak of the outbreak expected over the next month this situation will only get worse.

As the pandemic is beyond our reasonable control, the costs faced by DPD to provide International delivery services to certain destinations have increased so dramatically that we are unable to sustain services at the same rate as your current quote.

These surcharges began on March 17 2020 and as this is an ever-changing situation these costs will be reviewed and updated daily, however, to view all previous rates, click here.

For all current rates as of March 27 2020, please see the tables below.

Air Express and Air Classic (Charge by volumetric weight)

Destination Air Express  Air Classic 
Cyprus 1.50 1.50
Jordan 1.50 2.00
Kuwait 3.00 3.00
Lebanon 1.25 1.25
Nigeria 4.50 4.50
Saudi Arabia 2.75 2.75
USA - 4.00
Indonesia - 2.80
Switzerland - 1.70
Morocco - 4.10
Ukraine - 1.50
Russia 1.50 1.50
Ghana - 2.50
Bahrain 1.00 1.00
Egypt 3.35 3.35
UAE 2.50 2.50
South Africa 3.00 3.00
Israel 3.00 3.00
Canada 3.25 3.25
Thailand 3.20 3.20
Turkey 3.00 3.00
Qatar 0.50 0.50
Japan - 1.80
South Korea 4.40 1.80
Kazakhstan 3.00 3.00
Oman 2.60 2.60
Kenya 2.20 2.20

DPD Direct (Charge by actual weight)


Additional charge per kilo 

Hong Kong

DestinationAdditional charge per parcel 
DestinationAdditional charge per kilo 

*All surcharges apply on the date of flight ex-UK