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Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky named top cargo airport in 2020 survey

Air Cargo World magazine asked 1,700 in air freight supply chain

NEW YORK — Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport was named the top cargo airport in Air Cargo World magazine’s 2020 Air Cargo Excellence Awards, which were announced live via Twitter on Tuesday.

Korean Air was named the top cargo airline in the world for 2020.

The annual awards are based on the Air Cargo Excellence Survey, which surveys more than 1,700 market participants to determine the top cargo carriers and airports in the world. The awards, established in 2005 by Air Cargo World, are presented annually to the airlines and airports achieving the highest scores in the survey based on several performance factors.

Among the other 2020 winners receiving certificates of merit were Cathay Pacific Airways, Dallas Fort Worth, Dubai International, Southwest Airlines, Singapore Airlines, and more (see the full list of winners below).

“We are pleased to congratulate Korean Air, CVG and all the 2020 award winners,” said J.J. Hornblass, publisher of Air Cargo World. “We present these awards to foster excellence in the industry, and we applaud Korean Air and CVG for setting a high bar for air cargo.”

Among air carriers, Diamond, Platinum and Gold status are awarded to the top performers in each of two tonnage categories based on a composite score of customer service, performance and value.

Among airports, Diamond, Platinum and Gold status was awarded to the top three performers — based on a composite score of Performance, Value and Facilities — in each of three tonnage categories.

Airport winners

1 million or more tonnes category:
• Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky, CVG, Diamond Award
• Memphis, MEM, Platinum Award
• Dubai International, DXB, Gold Award

400,000 to 999,999 tonnes category:
Dallas Fort Worth, DFW, Diamond Award
Luxembourg, LUX, Platinum Award
Houston International, IAH, Gold Award

Up to 399,999 tonnes category:
Quito, UIO, Diamond Award
Indianapolis, IND, Platinum Award
Viracopos, VCP, Gold Award

Air Carrier winners

1 million or more tonnes category:
• Korean Air, Diamond Award
• Cathay Pacific Airways, Platinum Award
• Singapore Airlines, Gold Award

Up to 999,999 tonnes air carrier category:
Southwest Airlines, Diamond Award
Cargolux Airlines, Platinum Award
Air Canada, Gold Award

Specialty Cargo winners

Air Carrier: Cathay Pacific Airways
Airport: Memphis, MEM

The Specialty Cargo award is presented to the highest-scoring air carrier and airport for capabilities in shipping perishables, dangerous goods, pharma, animals and oddly shaped cargo.

“As air cargo’s largest-circulation magazine, Air Cargo World is uniquely able to successfully survey the industry to determines it top participants,” Hornblass said. “Today’s coronavirus crisis shows the unique value and importance of global air cargo. The ACE Awards underscore the best of this crucial industry – it is their excellence that makes air cargo soar.”

See a full list of winners at www.aircargoworld.com/air-cargo-excellence/.

Air Cargo World, published in the United States for a worldwide readership of logistics professionals, airline and airport executives, freight forwarders, importers, exporters, and others in the airfreight supply chain. It is a publication of Royal Media, which also publishes Cargo Facts.