This is the peak season for United Parcel Service and its Louisville-based air hub. The logistics giant will deliver more than 700 million packages around the world and is hiring 2,500 workers locally for the bustling holiday season.
Planning for the company’s busiest time of year happens in January — just after the previous peak season. By Labor Day, UPS planners have an idea about what additional flights they’ll need for the holiday season. The company coordinates with air traffic control and the regional airport authority to make sure there are no conflicts for airspace with passenger jets.