Louisville airport now 7th in the world for cargo

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - The Louisville International Airport has been named the seventh busiest cargo airport in the world by Airports Council International.

The Courier-Journal reports the airport moved up two spots, surpassing Paris and Frankfurt, Germany, in the latest rankings.

Louisville Regional Airport Authority's Skip Miller said the growth of UPS WorldPort was largely responsible for the distinction.

In an end-of-the-year update, Miller also said the airport in nearing completion of two taxiway projects that will make it easier and safer for pilots to get to and from the runways.

And the airport recently completed a $6.9 million expansion of its rental car parking lot, increasing spaces to roughly 700 from 450.

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