The Rickenbacker International Airport has flights from throughout the United States, Germany, China, Singapore, England, New Zealand, Dubai, Qatar and the Netherlands. The Rickenbacker International Airport is a civil-military public airport that first opened in June 1942.
The Rickenbacker International Airport is located 10 miles from downtown Columbus, Ohio, and it is named after Eddie Rickenbacker, a Flying Ace and Columbus native. The airport primarily operates as a cargo airport, but it also provides passenger charters.
The airport is a cargo dedicated airport and offers convenient highway access, an impressive network of freight forwarders and it is a foreign trade zone. Logistic companies, such as AirNet, Atlas Air, FedEx, UPS, Kalitta Air, Cargolux and Cathay Pacific Cargo, are associated with the airport. The airport is considered outside of customs territory, allowing goods to be brought into the facility duty-free and without formal entry.
The airport offers more than 200,000 square feet of space and 130 acres of uncongested cargo ramp that uses a hydrant fueling system. There are two 12,000 foot parallel runways and a Category II instrument landing system capable of handling all weather landings. The airport is open all day, everyday, and provides on-site border protection and U.S. Customs. There is a 96-room on-site hotel, Baymont Inn & Suites.