DFW rides the Asian wave

DALLAS/Fort Worth International Airport has been riding the wave of Asian imports into the US. In the 12-month period to the end of June, DFW clocked up 9.5 per cent growth in international cargo, fuelled by a 15 per cent surge in traffic to and from Asia.

“Asian freight came back really strong,” said Bill Frainey (right), the airport’s associate vice-president of marketing. “In June we were up 22 per cent in Asian cargo.”

In the first half of this year the airport’s international throughput surged 23.6 per cent to 241,693 tonnes. Tonnage in the bellyholds of international flights serving DFW grew even faster, up 33.8 per cent to 63,110 tonnes, but maindeck cargo (up 20.2 per cent) far eclipsed this volume with 178,295 tonnes.

For the full story read the latest free digital edition of Air Cargo News, no. 685 dated 6 September, here.

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