INTERNATIONAL AIR CARGO CONTINUES TO FLY OFF THE CHARTS; PASSENGER TRAFFIC STILL GROWING AT AUSTIN-BERGSTROM
International air cargo at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport continues to soar off the charts. More than 2 million lbs. moved through the airport in April 2001, which is six times greater than last year. Year-to-date international air cargo surpassed 2000 by more the 575%, totaling 6.6 million lbs.
Air cargo for April 2001 totaled 27 million lbs., up 4% from last April 2000. Year-to-date cargo activity totaled 121 million lbs., up 17% over last year. Additionally, Austin-Bergstrom had the third highest cargo activity growth in the nation at 71% more than last year.
Austin-Bergstrom International Airport's passenger traffic continues to grow, totaling 631,240 for April 2001, up 1.05% over April 2000. Year-to date passenger traffic is up 3% from last year, totaling 2,414,297.
General Aviation operations continues to climb, up 26% from April 2000 and up 35% year to date. ABIA combined aircraft operations totaled 18,725, up 14% for April 2001 and year to date totaled 74,422, up 17% from 2000.
Jason Knutson - Austin, TX