RFD named fastest growing airport in the world


ROCKFORD, Ill (WTVO/WQRF) – The fastest growing airport in the world is right here in the Stateline.

Airports council International ranked the Chicago-Rockford International Airport number one. It handled roughly 306,000 metric tons of cargo in 2018, that’s a 56% increase from the previous year.

Other airports handled more cargo, but the ranking is based on percentage.

Airport Council International credited RFD’s expansion of its e-commerce business for online retailer giant, Amazon.

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