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Columbus cargo services thrive in 2016

[ February 4, 2017   //   ]

International cargo traveling through Rickenbacker International Airport (LCK) increased 16% over 2015.

“Thanks to the thriving Columbus Region economy and numerous collaborative partners, including our dynamic air carriers, we’re connecting Ohio with the world in more ways than ever before,” said President & CEO Elaine Roberts, A.A.E.

Cargo represents Rickenbacker’s primary focus and its outstanding 2016 air freight highlights are summarized below:

• More than 202 million pounds of cargo flew through LCK in 2016 which represents a 1.8% increase over 2015.
• International cargo, which represents 40% of Rickenbacker’s air freight, was up 16% in 2016. Domestic cargo, which represents 60% of the air freight, was down six%.
• FedEx leads cargo by weight with 43% market share followed by UPS (15), Cargolux (14), Cathay Pacific (12), Emirates (11), charters (4) and Etihad (1).
• In 2016 Rickenbacker became a permanent port of embarkation for animal exports, with 129 horses, 202 goats and 53 sheep shipped to foreign countries.