Air Cargo: Monterrey, Caracas Gain
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16th September 2011

Mexican airports among the top cargo winners and Brazilian airports among top losers.

BY LBC STAFF
 
Airports in Monterrey, Caracas and Buenos Aires were among the fastest-growing in cargo traffic in Latin America last year, according to a Latin Business Chronicle analysis based on data from Swiss-based Airports Council International (ACI).
 
Cargo traffic at Monterrey (MTY), the 20th-largest cargo airport in Latin America, grew 42.4 percent to 48,710 metric tons. Meanwhile, traffic at Caracas (CCS), the 14th-largest cargo airport, grew 39.6 percent to 85,655 metric tons.  And at the Aeroparque Jorge Newbery in Buenos Aires (AEP), the 34th-largest cargo airport, traffic grew 38.3 percent to 18,945 metric tons. The three were among the top five winners in Latin American cargo growth last year, our analysis shows.
 
All in all, cargo reached 4.6 million metric tons in Latin America last year, an increase of 14.3 percent from 2009, according to ACI. The top 50 airports alone accounted for 91.3 percent of that total.
 
Bogota (BOG) continues to be the cargo king of Latin America, with 526,844 metric tons last year, an increase of 17 percent.Sao Paulo’s Guarulhos airport (GRU) follows, with 430,850 metric tons in cargo traffic, up 12.6 percent.Mexico City, Santiago and Lima round out the top five cargo airports. All three grew by double digits last year.However, thanks to a decline in Rio de Janeiro it fell of the list of the top ten cargo airports …

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