Columbus, Rickenbacker post gains in 2006

By: | at 07:00 PM | Air Cargo  

‘The trend of increasing activity at both Port Columbus and Rickenbacker demonstrate the vital services these airports provide to the Columbus community,’ said David Whitaker, Vice President of Business Development & Communications. ‘All indications are that 2007 will be equally strong or better which is very encouraging.’

Port Columbus provides 180 daily non-stop flights to 37 airports. Air carriers include Air Canada Jazz, American, Continental, Delta, JetBlue, Midwest Connect, Northwest, Southwest, United, US Airways/America West, USA3000 and the regional affiliates associated with many of these major airlines.

Rickenbacker reported a 19.7% increase in December cargo to close the year at over 250 million pounds, a 0.7% increase over the 2005 figure. Rickenbacker also handled a 32.3% increase in commercial cargo aircraft landings during 2006. Rickenbacker is a multi-modal cargo airport that features an impressive network of freight forwarders and cargo airlines such as FedEx, UPS, Evergreen International, Kalitta and Atlas as well as a US Foreign-Trade Zone and numerous industrial parks.


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