Hartsfield-JacksonÃ¢â‚¬™s cargo traffic on the rise
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport Ã¢â‚¬“ which is served by 13 all-cargo carriers Ã¢â‚¬“ has posted upswings in year-over-year cargo traffic for three consecutive months. Airport officials said cargo traffic in November 2009 was 3.5 per cent higher than in November 2008; December 2009 traffic was 17.9 per cent higher than the previous year; and January […]
April 1, 2010
By PLA Editor
Airport officials said cargo traffic in November 2009 was 3.5 per cent higher than in November 2008; December 2009 traffic was 17.9 per cent higher than the previous year; and January 2010 saw an increase of 12.1 per cent over January 2009.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“ItÃ¢â‚¬™s very encouraging to report three consecutive months of rising cargo traffic, especially after experiencing one of the worst global economic downturns in recent history,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Aviation general manager Ben DeCosta. Ã¢â‚¬Å“We anticipate that 2010 will be a year of Ã¢â‚¬Ëœmeasured recoveryÃ¢â‚¬™ throughout the industry. We hope for a full recovery in 2012-2013.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Hartsfield-JacksonÃ¢â‚¬™s fourth-quarter turnaround was marked by a resurgence in global imports in all areas, including freight/express and mail. In November 2009, international imports for freight/ express operations were 18.5 per cent higher than in 2008, while international freight/express imports were up 36.4 per cent in December over the previous year and up 27.67 per cent in January over the previous year.