Caption: Wilmington Air Park earns lofty cargo rankings
The Wilmington Air Park is moving up on the cargo charts and now ranks No. 1 in Ohio and No. 32 in the U.S., WVXU reports.
The air park in Clinton County, about an hour’s drive from Cincinnati, was the highest volume cargo airport in the state for a 12-month period ending in September, according to the U.S. Bureau of Transportation. Covid-19, the holidays and other factors all played a role, said Dan Evers, executive director of the Clinton County Port Authority.
Amazon is helping to fuel the increase and with or without the online giant the Clinton County Air Park looks to expand the number of airport employees and businesses. In 2018 it signed a five-year lease agreement with Amazon for a sorting facility and daily flights.
Evers believes there is a place in the Amazon network for Wilmington long term. “We’re going to do everything we can to be persuasive about that.”
Amazon has hired 1,500 associates in Wilmington and 500 third-party employees since 2018.