O’Hare Int’l Airport sees 8.5% cargo growth in H1

Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport expects cargo volume handled at the airport to touch 1.36 million tonnes in the current year. In the first half of this year, the airport recorded an increase of 8.5 per cent to 669,956 tonnes over the same period in 2013.


O’Hare Int’l Airport sees 8.5% cargo growth in H1


Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport expects cargo volume handled at the airport to touch 1.36 million tonnes in the current year. In the first half of this year, the airport recorded an increase of 8.5 per cent to 669,956 tonnes over the same period in 2013.

“This significant increase in cargo volume at our global gateway is a positive sign of recovery and growth following the global economic recession over the last few years that impacted cargo traffic at airports around the globe,” said Rosemarie S. Andolino, commissioner, Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA).

Chicago is the leading national gateway for air exports to China, representing more than 25 per cent of the entire market. With about US$115 billion worth of freight handled annually, O’Hare ranks second among all US airports for the monetary value of its air cargo.