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California Airports Score High in Cargo

Four airports in the state place in the North American Top 20

WASHINGTON, DC - 08/03/04 - Four of the top 20 busiest cargo airports in North America are located in California, according to the newest tonnage ranking published by the Washington, DC-headquartered Airports Council International (ACI).

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) ranked 3rd on the list having handled 1.83 million metric tons of air cargo in 2003, a 2.7% increase over the previous year, while Oakland International (OAK), which saw a 4.7% decrease in volume to 597,000 tons last year, came in at 12th place.

Primary dedicated and "combi" cargo carriers serving LAX include American Airlines, Korean Airlines Cargo, Federal Express, United Airlines Cargo, and Singapore Air Cargo, while OAK serves as Federal Express' regional hub.
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San Francisco (SFO), ranked 13th, also saw a decrease in cargo in 2003 - down 3.8% to 573,000 tons and is served by Cargolux and United Airlines Cargo, among others.

The most significant cargo volume growth at any of the state's international airports was at Ontario International Airport (ONT), which took the 15th place slot on the ACI list.

Located in Southern California's Inland Empire region, the airport - which serves one of the fastest growing industrial and business regions in the state - had its air freight figure climb by almost 7% last year to a record 529,000 tons.

Cargo volume through year-to-date air cargo volume at ONT was 253,000 tons - almost 12.5% higher than the same period last year.

ONT is served by EVA Air, as well as several other cargo carriers, and serves as the regional hub for expedited carrier UPS.

The ACI ranking comes on the heels of a study published by the Department of Transportation which concluded that almost two dozen of the country's busiest airports - including both Los Angeles International and Oakland International - "will need to expand their cargo-handling and passenger capabilities by building new runways and terminal facilities" and "boost capacity in other ways to meet demand over the next 20 years."

The Transportation Department capacity report of 300 airports builds on previous Federal Aviation Administration forecasts by anticipating needs further out and looking at air travel patterns and economic and population trends.
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While both LAX and OAK have been stymied in their plans to expand their capabilities, one California airport that didn't make the list - Fresno Yosemite International Airport, or FYI - is considered by some to be an "up and comer" in terms of growth potential.

Earlier this year, the airport announced plans to expand its cargo handling capability with the addition of six new cargo aircraft stations by this fall.
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Evergreen International Airlines - a dedicated cargo carrier based in McMinnville, Oregon - will be the first airline to utilize the expanded airfreight facilities.

According to Fred Burkhardt, director of the City of Fresno Economic Development Agency, the airport expansion "will establish FYI as the strategic logistics hub for Central California companies looking for a well-positioned gateway to overseas markets."

?RANK?????????????????????AIRPORT????????????????????????????????????????? 2003 TONNAGE
??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? (Millions)

? 1????????????????????? Memphis??????????????????????????????????????????3.39
? 2????????????????????? Anchorage???????????????????????????????????????2.10
? 3?????????????????????????? LOS ANGELES??????????????????????????????????????????1.83
? 4????????????????????? Miami??????????????????????????????????????????????1.63
? 5????????????????????? JFK-New York???????????????????????????????????1.62
? 6????????????????????? Louisville????????????????????????????????????????? 1.61
? 7????????????????????? Chicago O'Hare?????????????????????????????????1.51
? 8????????????????????? Indianapolis??????????????????????????????????????0.88
? 9????????????????????? Newark????????????????????????????????????????????0.87
?10???????????????????? Atlanta Hartsfield???????????????????????????????0.79
?11???????????????????? Dallas/Ft. Worth????????????????????????????????0.66
?12????????????????????????? OAKLAND????????????????????????????????????????????????? 0.59
?13????????????????????????? SAN FRANCISCO??????????????????????????????????????0.57
?14???????????????????? Philadelphia???????????????????????????????????????0.52
?15????????????????????????? ONTARIO???????????????????????????????????????????????????0.51
?16???????????????????? Honolulu???????????????????????????????????????????0.42
?17???????????????????? Cincinnati?????????????????????????????????????????0.39
?18???????????????????? Houston???????????????????????????????????????????0.38
?19???????????????????? Boston?????????????????????????????????????????????0.36
?20???????????????????? Seattle-Tacoma?????????????????????????????????0.35?
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Source: Airports Council International?

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