AIR freight carried by commercial transport operators has increased rapidly in volume during the last five years, especially since 1947. In the first eight months of 1949, for example, domestic cargo flown out of and into the three major airports in the New York City metropolitan area totalled 74,435,169 pounds—an increase of 21 per cent over the 61,541,098 pounds carried in the corresponding period of This cargo growth in one year compares with an increase of 23½ per cent in passenger traffic—from 2,014,370 air passengers during January‐August 1948, to 2,490,250 in the first eight months last year.
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