Strong first half tonnage growth for Rickenbacker


Rickenbacker International Airport in Ohio (US) posted an increase in imports and exports of 21 per cent in the first half of 2017.

Operator Columbus Regional Airport Authority says the gateway was bolstered by increased service from Etihad and Trinity Logistics, the 2016 expansion of Emirates, and the June 2016 opening of Air Cargo Terminal 5 in collaboration with public and private partners.

President and chief executive officer, Elaine Roberts says airfreight carriers are capitalising on the “dynamic opportunities” that continue to arise in the Columbus region.

She adds: “Coupled with the Columbus Region’s strong economy and our strategic business plan, we have an extremely stable environment of growth and development to offer current and future air service partners.”