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Int'l Air Cargo At AUS Up 575% From Last Year

Fri Jun 01, 2001 3:40 am

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
 
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RE: Int'l Air Cargo At AUS Up 575% From Last Year

Fri Jun 01, 2001 4:15 am

Austin Bergstrom is growin' like gangbusters. Sustainability is the question now...We'll see. My gut feeling says its peaked, however.

Does that DC-10 still go to Taiwan?

Understand Fed-Ex is scraping their "logistics" operation in Austin (and elsehere).


Read Texas Monthly for more Austin insights. The picture ain't too rosey.
http://www.texasmonthly.com/mag/issues/2001-06-01/feature.php
 
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RE: Int'l Air Cargo At AUS Up 575% From Last Year

Fri Jun 01, 2001 8:22 am

The Gemini Air Cargo DC-10 was replaced with an MD-11 in December and still makes twice weekly flights to/from Taiwan or Seoul. On some weeks there has even been a third flight for which a DC-10 is being used.


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Jason Knutson - Austin,TX
 
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RE: Int'l Air Cargo At AUS Up 575% From Last Year

Fri Jun 01, 2001 8:33 am

Hey Justin,

I was out spotting today at AUS at the viewing area. I was cool!  Big thumbs up
 
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RE: Int'l Air Cargo At AUS Up 575% From Last Year

Fri Jun 01, 2001 8:33 am

Oops, I meant IT was cool! LOL
 
padcrasher
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RE: Int'l Air Cargo At AUS Up 575% From Last Year

Fri Jun 01, 2001 12:51 pm

IMO International cargo out of AUS will be cooling off. EGL should be cutting some of their charters and many freight forwarders have mentioned a slow down in demand for high tech exports.
 
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RE: Int'l Air Cargo At AUS Up 575% From Last Year

Fri Jun 01, 2001 1:45 pm

must be that beef-cercky I bought in January. I got flew over by UPS. Damn it was good.