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Tonnage rise of 1.8% in 2016 for Rickenbacker

Tonnage rise of 1.8% in 2016 for Rickenbacker

Rickenbacker International Airport in the US state of Ohio handled more than 91,000 tonnes in 2016, a 1.8 per cent rise on 2015.

The gateway has seen 16 per cent increase in international cargo, which makes up 40 per cent of Rickenbacker’s tonnage, while the other was domestic, down six per cent.

FedEx moved 43 per cent of the freight followed by UPS (15 per cent), Cargolux (14 per cent), Cathay Pacific (12 per cent), Emirates (11 per cent), with charters (four per cent) and Etihad (one per cent) the remainder.

Last year, Rickenbacker became a permanent port to move animal exports, with 129 horses, 202 goats and 53 sheep flown to foreign countries.

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James Graham

James Graham is an award-winning transport media journalist with a long background in the commercial freight sector, including commercial aviation and the aviation supply chain. He was the initial Air Cargo Week journalist and retuned later for a stint as editor. He continues his association as editor of the monthly supplements. He has reported for the newspaper from global locations as well as the UK.

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