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.