Top 40 Cargo Airports: Fastest-growing and slowing in 2018

There were no changes in rank for the five airports with the largest handles during 2018 – all major transshipment hub airports in North America and the Asia-Pacific regions – but the five fastest-growing airports represent bright spots for air cargo during the year and into the future. These include Belgium’s Liege Airport (LGG), Cincinnati/Northern […]

Top 40 Cargo Airports: More movements among the leaders

Still growing – Top 5 airports for growth Among those airports contributing to volatility in airport cargo tonnage during 2018 are four of the five airports reporting the most substantial growth in tonnage during the year. There were no changes in rank for the five airports with the largest handles during 2018 – all major […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]
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