At no time has the air cargo business been more important than right now. This year’s increased logistics requirements to deliver essential PPE to vaccine distribution and further enhanced e-commerce shopping has thrown a global spotlight on logistics and the impact on regional airports. Over the past several years, Chicago Rockford International (RFD) has proactively […]

Chicago RFD to build second cargo facility

Chicago Rockford International Airport (RFD) has started the construction of a second cargo facility in close proximity to the airport. The new facility, which is in addition to the one announced in October last year, will feature: a 100,000 sq ft building, a ramp to accommodate six Boeing 747 aircraft and a road to accommodate trailer […]

Air Cargo Construction Is Booming, Thanks to Amazon

Airports across the United States are devoting more space to freight shipments as online shopping surges in the pandemic. HEBRON, Ky. — Since the pandemic started nearly a year ago, 15,000 fewer people arrive and depart daily from the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, known as CVG. Yet the 60 percent drop in passenger traffic is […]

Rockford Rocket: Cargo business blasts off at Chicagoland airport

The e-commerce juggernaut and crowded international gateways are making many secondary airports attractive alternatives for freight transport providers, but few are growing like Chicago Rockford International Airport. Located about 70 miles northwest of Chicago’s O’Hare Airport, Rockford Airport (RFD) last year increased cargo throughput by 15% to a record 2.7 billion tons of cargo landed […]