Your New Global Gateway.

A world-class, cargo-focused airport in the middle of the largest concentration of North America’s population

We Know Cargo

At Rickenbacker International Airport, we know your cargo is important to you, so it's important to us. As one of the only cargo-focused airports in the world, our team of specialists is dedicated to making sure your shipments are treated with efficiency and care. From customer service to ramp handlers, we invest in training and educating our crew to ensure you get the best experience possible. Moving cargo is our business, but it's our people who make it happen.


A need for speed | Kylie Goldsmith | Ramp Handler

In 2024, Kylie Goldsmith plans on trying out for the Olympic Track & Field team for spots on the 100m and 200m races. Being a Ramp Handler was a natural fit for her interests and athletic abilities. 

“We’re all helping each other and working towards a common goal. When I’m here, I am 100% focused.” When asked her favorite aspect of being a Ramp Handler, she said that she likes to keep things running on time, making her fast on the track and even faster on the tarmac. 

Hard work pays off | KeAndre Sells | Trainer

Often described as the glue that holds the team together and a servant leader with a positive attitude, KeAndre is a Trainer at Rickenbacker International Airport. “It’s important to me to model hard work,” he shares.

KeAndre thrives in the team environment and loves seeing when his hard work puts a smile on a customer’s face.

Focused on customer service | Jason Daly | Aircraft Fueler

Jason Daly is no stranger when it comes to airplanes. In the Air Force, he specialized in Armament Systems where it was his duty to load missiles and other weaponry onto aircrafts. Although he was familiar with airplanes, working with customers was new to him.

When it comes to providing top-notch customer service Jason shares, “We’re always willing to help each other out. We’ve got each other’s back.” He has even forged bonds with a few regular customers, including another Air Force veteran.

Cargo with a purpose | Josh Burger | Airport Operations Supervisor

Some people find the aviation industry by chance, but for Josh Burger it was by design. Initially setting his sights on going into flight, Josh pivoted his career focus and decided to work in airport management instead. “Being on the airfield every day is one of my favorite parts of work,” he reveals. 

But the most fulfilling part of his job is seeing how the cargo that Rickenbacker handles disperses into the world and makes a difference. “If you could trace and follow the product we were unloading, you can see how it touches the community.”

Do business with us.

Contact our team of logistics experts to learn how Rickenbacker International Airport and its numerous world-class partners can advance the speed of your business.

Call 1-011-614-409-3621 or send us an email.

You can also view our 2021 Master Plan (and appendices) online.