Very encouraging news for Nevada as Reno-Tahoe International Airport announced that record setting air freight tonnage passed through the airport in 2015. Overall the results were exceptional with totals reaching more than 138 million pounds of air cargo over the course of the year, a 7 percent increase over 2014.
It's been an extended run of growth for air freight at Reno with the 2015 figures resulting in the sixth consecutive year of tonnage expansion. Part of the growth has been fueled by a stronger economy post-recession coupled with the development of large distribution and fulfillment centers in the vicinity.
Amazon's new local facility joins an already active sector including other large onliine retailers. The growth in air freight has also driven an increase in both the number of flights into the airport but also sees Reno now regularly being serviced by larger cargo aircraft. 2016 is likely to see the addition of more air cargo routes connecting northern Nevada with other regional cities across the Southwest.