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Fort Worth Alliance named one of top 20 US air Cargo airports in US

[ October 17, 2022   //   ]

Perot Field Fort Worth Alliance Airport (AFW) has been named one of the Top 20 U.S. Cargo Airports ranked by Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Moving up three spots in the rankings, AFW landed more than 2.4 billion pounds in 2021, a volume increase of 45.75% from the previous year.
“A key player in the national and global supply chain, this recognition reinforces the incredible growth and demand we have experienced at the Airport over the past five years,” said Christian Childs, president of Alliance Aviation companies at Hillwood. “The Airport plays a critical role in our national security efforts and in ensuring Americans have access to essential household goods.”
According to the Airport’s operations data for 2021, AFW experienced a 43% year-over-year volume increase in cargo transported.
The Airport reported 789,429,648 pounds of cargo enplaning and deplaning at AFW in 2021, compared to 550,762,202 pounds in 2020. This growth stems from a variety of factors, including increased efficiencies and lower operating costs, a dramatic shift in consumer behavior and an increase in e-commerce shipping activity. FedEx’s AllianceTexas-based Southwest Regional Sort Hub is ranked third in the U.S. in terms of square footage of sortation and handling facilities. AFW is also home to one of Amazon Air’s regional air hubs enabling wider selection and faster delivery to customers across Texas and the region.