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.):


DHL Express and 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 


(millions of lbs.)

1Memphis International23,866
2Ted Stevens Anchorage International16,636
3Louisville International-Standiford Field12,804
4Chicago O'Hare International9,358
5Miami International7,899
6Los Angeles International6,931
7Indianapolis International5,329
8Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International4,275
9Dallas-Fort Worth International3,328
10John F. Kennedy International3,197
11Metropolitan Oakland International3,152
12Newark Liberty International2,803
13Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International2,613
14Ontario International2,588
15Daniel K. Inouye International2,456
16Philadelphia International2,027
17Seattle-Tacoma International1,878
18Phoenix Sky Harbor International1,704
19George Bush Intercontinental1,636
20Denver International1,425
21San Francisco International1,301
22Portland International1,271
23Luis Munoz Marin International1,085
24Salt Lake City International1,084
25Minneapolis-St. Paul International1,002
26Rickenbacker International983
27General Edward Lawrence Logan International981
28Orlando International975
29Chicago/Rockford International923
30Fort Worth Alliance897
31Bradley International831
32Boeing Field/King County International793
33San Antonio International792
34Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County779
35San Diego International640
36Kansas City International617
37General Mitchell International614
38Reno/Tahoe International613
39Tampa International587
40Albuquerque International Sunport576
41Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall537
42Rafael Hernandez532
43El Paso International510
44Piedmont Triad International499
45Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International493
46Des Moines International486
47Austin-Bergstrom International484
48Manchester-Boston Regional483
49Charlotte/Douglas International467
50Washington Dulles International460
51Spokane International456
52Raleigh-Durham International452
52Pittsburgh International452
54Laredo International450
55Richmond International432
56Huntsville International-Carl T. Jones Field412
57Jacksonville International407
58Columbia Metropolitan407
59Cleveland-Hopkins International404
60McCarran International402
61Eppley Airfield396
62Lehigh Valley International387
63Sacramento Mather376
64Joe Foss Field369
65Harrisburg International363
66St. Louis Lambert International353
67Lubbock Preston Smith352
68Boise Air Terminal/Gowen Field346
69Billings Logan International339
70Sacramento International333
71Syracuse Hancock International325
72Tulsa International322
73Louis Armstrong New Orleans316
74Charleston AFB/International296
75McGhee Tyson294
76Nashville International284
77Buffalo Niagara International283
79The Eastern Iowa276
80Norman Y. Mineta San Jose264
81Valley International263
82Kona International at Keahole258
83Greater Rochester International249
84Greenville Spartanburg248
85Shreveport Regional242
86Snohomish County/Paine Field235
87Gerald R. Ford International231
88Will Rogers World216
89Norfolk International206
89Grand Forks International206
91Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower205
92Fort Wayne Internatonal199
93St. Pete-Clearwater International187
94Springfield-Branson National186
95Stockton Metropolitan184
96Hilo International182
98Mobile Downtown174
98Great Falls International174
100Willow Run173
 Top Cargo Airports in Mexico 



1Mexico City International396,732
2Guadalajara International142,580
3Monterrey International43,545
4Queretaro International37,009
5Ponciano Arriaga International28,531
6Toluca International26,696
7Manuel Crescencio Rejon International17,954
8Tijuana International16,880
9Hermosillo International8,888
10Los Cabos International6,185
 Top Cargo Airports in Canada 


(Metric Tons)

1Lester B. Pearson International356,448
2Vancouver International217,201
3John C. Munro Hamilton International88,984
4Calgary International84,994
5Pierre Elliott Trudeau International76,748
6Mirabel International64,148
7James Armstrong Richardson International61,228
8Robert L. Stanfield International28,689
9Edmonton International27,625
10Greater Moncton International21,262
11Macdonald-Cartier International11,872

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