Press Release

Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority
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Friday, August 07, 1998

Washington Airports Adds Cargo Information To Web Site

Alexandria, VA—The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority has added two new air cargo publications to its official web site, The 1998 Washington Dulles World Cargo Center Directory and Users Guide; and Gateway, the Airports Authority's official cargo newsletter.

The 1998 Directory, published annually, contains information of interest to shippers, forwarders and other air freight users. The WEB format allows the user to go directly to the guide listing airlines and service companies handling freight in the Washington region, or to view individual sections such as a cargo locator map, tips for shippers, container chart, metric conversion table and international telephone codes.

Gateway, launched in May, 1998 is intended to keep readers current on cargo activity at Washington Dulles International Airport, such as marketing programs, facility developments and future projects. The next edition of Gateway will appear on the web site in September, 1998.

"The new format gives us the opportunity to provide information about Dulles outstanding cargo services and facilities as well as provide updates to cargo professionals worldwide," said Richard Norris, Air Cargo Development Manager for the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority.

In 1997, Dulles total air freight and mail volume exceeded 350,000 metric tonnes, an increase of 13.3% over 1996. International air freight alone grew 26.1% during 1997.

Washington Dulles was recently selected by The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) to host Air Cargo Forum 2000, the world's premier air cargo event, from September 26-29, in the year 2000.