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September 11, 2017 4:00 AM, EDT
Top Cargo Airports in North America

Below you will find rankings for top cargo airports in the U.S., Mexico and Canada

Some ranking highlights include:

Memphis International Airport (Ranked #1, U.S.):

FedEx Corp.

The nation's busiest air cargo airport is home to FedEX Corp.'s SuperHub with nearly 400 daily flights and 34 million square feet ot space. 

Louisville International Airport (Ranked #3, U.S.):

UPS set up an overnight -delivery business here in 1982 and now operates a global air hub and occupies more than 5.2 million square feet of space.

Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (Ranked #8, U.S.):

Amazon

DHL Express and Amazon.com have air cargo hubs here with DHL moving operations from nearby Wilmington, Ohio, and Amazon using it as a base for operating a fleet of more than 100 carho planes to support its e-commerce business. 

Rickenbacker International Airport (Ranked #26, U.S.):

Rickenbacker Inland Port

One of the few cargo-only airports includes truck and rail intermodal facilities and more than 70 million square feet of warehouse and distribution space. 

Fort Worth Alliance (Ranked #30, U.S.):

The first aiport designed exclusively for cargo and corporate aviation. 

Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport (Ranked #91, U.S.):

Wichita is known as the Air Capital of the World because it is home to companies that make Cessna, Beechcraft and Learjet airplanes, plus Spirit AeroSystems, which supplies Boeing with fuselage and wing assemblies. 

 

  Top Cargo Airports in the United States  
Rank Airport

Cargo

(millions of lbs.)

1 Memphis International 23,866
2 Ted Stevens Anchorage International 16,636
3 Louisville International-Standiford Field 12,804
4 Chicago O'Hare International 9,358
5 Miami International 7,899
6 Los Angeles International 6,931
7 Indianapolis International 5,329
8 Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International 4,275
9 Dallas-Fort Worth International 3,328
10 John F. Kennedy International 3,197
11 Metropolitan Oakland International 3,152
12 Newark Liberty International 2,803
13 Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International 2,613
14 Ontario International 2,588
15 Daniel K. Inouye International 2,456
16 Philadelphia International 2,027
17 Seattle-Tacoma International 1,878
18 Phoenix Sky Harbor International 1,704
19 George Bush Intercontinental 1,636
20 Denver International 1,425
21 San Francisco International 1,301
22 Portland International 1,271
23 Luis Munoz Marin International 1,085
24 Salt Lake City International 1,084
25 Minneapolis-St. Paul International 1,002
26 Rickenbacker International 983
27 General Edward Lawrence Logan International 981
28 Orlando International 975
29 Chicago/Rockford International 923
30 Fort Worth Alliance 897
31 Bradley International 831
32 Boeing Field/King County International 793
33 San Antonio International 792
34 Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County 779
35 San Diego International 640
36 Kansas City International 617
37 General Mitchell International 614
38 Reno/Tahoe International 613
39 Tampa International 587
40 Albuquerque International Sunport 576
41 Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall 537
42 Rafael Hernandez 532
43 El Paso International 510
44 Piedmont Triad International 499
45 Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International 493
46 Des Moines International 486
47 Austin-Bergstrom International 484
48 Manchester-Boston Regional 483
49 Charlotte/Douglas International 467
50 Washington Dulles International 460
51 Spokane International 456
52 Raleigh-Durham International 452
52 Pittsburgh International 452
54 Laredo International 450
55 Richmond International 432
56 Huntsville International-Carl T. Jones Field 412
57 Jacksonville International 407
58 Columbia Metropolitan 407
59 Cleveland-Hopkins International 404
60 McCarran International 402
61 Eppley Airfield 396
62 Lehigh Valley International 387
63 Sacramento Mather 376
64 Joe Foss Field 369
65 Harrisburg International 363
66 St. Louis Lambert International 353
67 Lubbock Preston Smith 352
68 Boise Air Terminal/Gowen Field 346
69 Billings Logan International 339
70 Sacramento International 333
71 Syracuse Hancock International 325
72 Tulsa International 322
73 Louis Armstrong New Orleans 316
74 Charleston AFB/International 296
75 McGhee Tyson 294
76 Nashville International 284
77 Buffalo Niagara International 283
78 Kahului 282
79 The Eastern Iowa 276
80 Norman Y. Mineta San Jose 264
81 Valley International 263
82 Kona International at Keahole 258
83 Greater Rochester International 249
84 Greenville Spartanburg 248
85 Shreveport Regional 242
86 Snohomish County/Paine Field 235
87 Gerald R. Ford International 231
88 Will Rogers World 216
89 Norfolk International 206
89 Grand Forks International 206
91 Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower 205
92 Fort Wayne Internatonal 199
93 St. Pete-Clearwater International 187
94 Springfield-Branson National 186
95 Stockton Metropolitan 184
96 Hilo International 182
97 Birmingham-Shuttlesworth 178
98 Mobile Downtown 174
98 Great Falls International 174
100 Willow Run 173
     
  Top Cargo Airports in Mexico  
Rank Airport

Cargo

(Tons)

1 Mexico City International 396,732
2 Guadalajara International 142,580
3 Monterrey International 43,545
4 Queretaro International 37,009
5 Ponciano Arriaga International 28,531
6 Toluca International 26,696
7 Manuel Crescencio Rejon International 17,954
8 Tijuana International 16,880
9 Hermosillo International 8,888
10 Los Cabos International 6,185
     
  Top Cargo Airports in Canada  
Rank Airport

Cargo

(Metric Tons)

1 Lester B. Pearson International 356,448
2 Vancouver International 217,201
3 John C. Munro Hamilton International 88,984
4 Calgary International 84,994
5 Pierre Elliott Trudeau International 76,748
6 Mirabel International 64,148
7 James Armstrong Richardson International 61,228
8 Robert L. Stanfield International 28,689
9 Edmonton International 27,625
10 Greater Moncton International 21,262
11 Macdonald-Cartier International 11,872

Sources: Federal Aviation Administration Air Carrier Activity Infomation System, Statistics Canada and Secretariat of Public Service.