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April 3, 2013

Airport receives cargo award

INDIANAPOLIS — For the fifth consecutive year, Indianapolis International Airport has been recognized as an elite airport in the economically vital area of air cargo.

Air Cargo World, a leading publication in the airfreight industry, presents the annual awards based on direct input from airlines. The airlines rate airport cargo services in the following four areas: performance, value, facilities, and regulatory operations.

Not only did IND excel within its class, finishing second only to Toronto among airports handling 400,000-999,999 tons of cargo annually, it received the third-highest score among all global airports of any size, its best showing ever.

"Air cargo remains a vital source of revenue for IND and is a major catalyst for the more-than $4.5 billion in economic activity the airport's presence generates for Central Indiana each year," said Christofer Matney, director of air service for the Indianapolis Airport Authority (IAA). "Our air cargo operations directly benefit Indianapolis air travelers by helping to reduce the operating costs of all carriers serving IND."

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