WCPO-NEWS 9 Cincinnati / Lisa Smith
CINCINNATI (WCPO) - The Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport is attracting attention from the air cargo industry as its growth outpaces airports around the country.
"We have been the fastest growing cargo airport in the U.S. for the last three years," CVG CEO Candace McGraw said. "We are now the eighth-largest cargo airport in North America, and that growth continues."
CVG executives hosted air cargo industry professionals during this week at 2019 Air Cargo Symposium, an event coinciding with National Aviation Week. More than 100 people, including included representatives from UPS, FedEx, DHL and others in the air cargo industry, attended the event at CVG Centre in Erlanger.
"It's so important in terms of creating economic opportunities, and that's why I'm here," said U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie of Kentucky District 4, noting that the Amazon air hub being built at CVG is expected to bring in thousands of jobs.
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Vivek K. Sarin, Interim Secretary, Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development, addressing the audience.
Left to Right on stage: Joseph Hete, CEO & President of ATSG, Capt. Houston Mills, VP, Flight Operations & Safety, UPS, James Forbes, Senior VP & COO, Southern Air, Inc., Roger Libby, EVP, Corporate Public Policy, DHL Americas, Stephen Alterman, President, Cargo Airline Association (CAA).