Top 50 Airports: 10 fastest-growing air hubs

The title for fastest growth in the last year was No. 30, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International (CVG), which increased its throughput by 27.3 percent in 2017, to reach nearly 944,800 tonnes. As a further sign of the growing influence of Vietnam in global air cargo operations, Hanoi’s Noi Bai (No. 39) and Ho Chi Minh City’s Tan Son Nhat (No. 48, appearing for the first time in the Top 50) both made the list of the 10 fastest-growing air hubs, with 26 percent and 18.3 percent jumps over 2016 totals, respectively. Istanbul’s Attatürk Airport (IST) saw 23 percent growth, pushing it to No. 26 on the list. Indian cargo airports made a strong showing in 2017, with Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivali International (BOM) reporting more than 19 percent growth to more than 886,000 tonnes to reach No. 32, while New Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International (DEL) rose 14.3 percent to about 952,000 tonnes (No. 29). Also, one of the fastest risers was another newcomer on the Top 50 list: China’s Hangzhou Xiaoshan International (HGH), which reported just over 555,000 tonnes handled – a 19.8 percent rise over 2016 – to place it at No. 50 on the list.


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