Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport breaks cargo records

The Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport saw its biggest year ever for worldwide cargo in 2019. The Louisville-area airport was ranked No. 4 worldwide and No. 2 in North America for busiest cargo airports last year.

Home to UPS Worldport, Louisville also serves as the base to UPS Airlines, the fourth largest cargo airline in the world. Officials attributed the record-breaking year to a surge in e-commerce traffic. UPS package shipments moving through the global air hub grew significantly. More than 6 billion pounds of cargo was handled by Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport in 2019.

The airport previously held the position of No. 7 in the world and No. 3 in North American since 2009. The jump in 2019 pushed past international airports in Dubai, Alaska and South Korea.

The ranking came from Airports Council, a worldwide trade association that represents the air transport industry. Click here to read more about ACI World’s Preliminary 2019 World Airport Traffic Report, including the Top 20 airports worldwide for passenger traffic, cargo operations and aircraft movements.

Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport previously announced an all-time high for passenger traffic in 2019 as well. 

— Rachel Nix

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