CHICAGO (AP) - The
amount of cargo moving through Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport is
increasing, as the city expands runway capacity and builds new cargo
officials say cargo volume rose 8 1/2 percent for the first half of the
year, compared with the same period in 2013, when it totaled more than
The airport is on
track to hit 1.5 million tons for the year.
Commissioner Rosemarie Andolino says “air cargo creates billions of dollars
in economic activity and supports thousands of jobs in the Chicago region.”
O’Hare is the
second busiest airport in the country when ranked by passenger numbers.
It’s also No. 2
when it comes to the value of its air cargo, around $115 billion a year.