Hong Kong heads ACI’s list of top 20 airports

According to preliminary data from the Airports Council International, total cargo handled (loaded and unloaded freight and mail) by airports worldwide in 2017 was up 7.9 percent over 2016 to about 118 million tonnes. International freight handled was up 9.9 percent to about 73 million tonnes, accounting for 62 percent of the total volume. To […]
  • Randy Woods
  • April 9, 2018

Ready for Takeoff: The world’s top 50 cargo airports prepare for e-commerce

The previous year was not expected to be a particularly promising one in terms of air cargo at the world’s airports. The industry had just been through about 15 years of steady, but modest growth, in the range of 3 to 4 percent each year. With the specter of the Brexit and a rise in […]
  • Staff Reports
  • November 1, 2017

Top 50 Cargo Airports: Total, domestic and international charts

The information in the charts below are based on 2016 tonnage data submitted by more than 2,200 commercial airports located in over 160 countries. The results are ranked by Airports Council International (ACI) and divided into three main categories: Total cargo handled (including airfreight and mail), domestic airfreight handled and international airfreight handles. For more […]
  • Randy Woods
  • October 26, 2017

Top 50 Cargo Airports: Which air hubs rose or fell?

Generally, the list of the Top 50 largest cargo airports didn’t change drastically, year-over-year, in 2016. Most of the largest hubs stayed in roughly the same ranking, with a few swapping one or two positions up or down. The airfreight market has become highly concentrated, ACI said, with the Top 50 air cargo hubs handling […]
  • Staff Reports
  • October 26, 2017

Top 50 Cargo Airports: Strength in clusters

While Airports Council International’s “World Airport Traffic Report” focused on the performance of individual airports worldwide, a deeper dive into the data reveals some markets with surprising strength when all of the airports that handle cargo in a metropolitan area are combined – a figure not likely to be lost on forwarders and shippers looking for […]
  • Randy Woods
  • October 26, 2017

Airport cargo handle jumps 3.3%

Total airport cargo handled — loaded and unloaded freight and mail — worldwide in 2016 was up 3.3 percent over 2015 to about 106 million tonnes, according to preliminary data from the Airports Council International. International freight handled was up 4.3 percent to about 66 million tonnes, accounting for a little more than 62 percent […]
  • Randy Woods
  • April 19, 2017

On the Rise: Top 40 cargo airports provide glimpses of future growth

Sometimes all it takes is a shift in strategy from a single carrier to make an impact on airport freight traffic. Qatar Airways Cargo, for instance, has been ramping up its airfreight routes for the last couple of years, seeking more high-value cargo, such as pharmaceuticals, and forming joint ventures with other airlines, such as […]
  • Staff Reports
  • November 1, 2016

Top 40 airport rankings: Which ones rose? Which fell?

Kings of the hill The top three airports on the total air cargo list remain unchanged from the year before – Hong Kong International Airport (HKG) with 4.46 million tonnes, followed by FedEx hub Memphis International (MEM), with 4.29 million tonnes and Shanghai’s Pudong International (PVG), with 3.26 million tonnes. Trans-shipment specialist Anchorage swapped fourth […]
  • Staff Reports
  • October 25, 2016

Top 40 airport rankings: International Cargo 2015

THE TOP 40 Based on 2015 tonnage data submitted by more than 2,200 commercial airports in 160 countries, Airports Council International has ranked the world’s top 40 largest-capacity cargo airports and divided them into three categories: Total airfreight handled, domestic airfreight handled and international airfreight handled. Below are the top listings for international cargo traffic […]
  • Staff Reports
  • October 25, 2016

Top 40 airport rankings: Domestic Cargo 2015

THE TOP 40 Based on 2015 tonnage data submitted by more than 2,200 commercial airports in 160 countries, Airports Council International has ranked the world’s top 40 largest-capacity cargo airports and divided them into three categories: Total airfreight handled, domestic airfreight handled and international airfreight handled. Below are the rankings for domestic cargo in 2015: […]
  • Staff Reports
  • October 25, 2016

Top 40 airport rankings: Total Cargo 2015

THE TOP 40 Based on 2015 tonnage data submitted by more than 2,200 commercial airports in 160 countries, Airports Council International has ranked the world’s top 40 largest-capacity cargo airports and divided them into three categories: Total airfreight handled, domestic airfreight handled and international airfreight handled. Below are the rankings for the total cargo handled […]
  • Staff Reports
  • October 25, 2016

ACE Awards 2016: Top Airports

A-list airports The top airport ACE Awards were broken into both size and regional categories. For the largest category of airports – those that handled 1 million tonnes or more last year – a total of three Diamond Awards were distributed among three separate regions. For the Asia region, Incheon International Airport edged out perennial […]
  • Randy Woods
  • March 28, 2016

Final week for submissions to ACW’s Airfreight Directory

Air Cargo World‘s annual Worldwide Airfreight Directory is now entering its final week to accept submissions. To ensure that your air cargo business is included in this comprehensive reference tool, be sure to add your listing before the cut-off date of Monday, Nov. 9. Whether you’re a first-time entrant or are returning to the Directory to […]
  • Randy Woods
  • November 2, 2015
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