US CARGO-FOCUSED AIRPORTS REPORT RAPID GROWTH IN 2020
From Air Cargo News:
US airports with a cargo focus last year saw their freight volumes grow rapidly as consumers switched to e-commerce, according to new research by Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development.
The report, written by Joseph Schwieterman and Euan Hague, found that freight volumes at cargo-focussed airports last year increased by an average of 31.4% compared with 2019.
The report also found that half of the largest ten cargo-focused hubs airports grew by 25% or more between 2019 and 2020. Chicago Rockford, which handled the greatest tonnage, grew 18.5% and the Wilmington Air Park had the greatest growth (289%) in percentage terms as Amazon ramped up its presence.
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