2019 Essential Revenue and Operating Information for the 50 Largest Global Freight Carriers
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Rankings
 

Top 100 Airports

Rank Airport Location 2018 Landed Weight (millions of lbs.)
1 Memphis International Memphis, Tenn. 24,433
2 Ted Stevens Anchorage International Anchorage, Alaska 18,414
3 Louisville Muhammad Ali International Louisville, Ky. 14,643
4 Miami International Miami 8,398
5 Los Angeles International Los Angeles 7,317
6 Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Hebron, Ky. 7,031
7 Chicago O'Hare International Chicago 6,697
8 Indianapolis International Indianapolis 5,280
9 Dallas-Fort Worth International DFW Airport, Texas 4,304
10 Ontario International Ontario, Calif. 4,199
11 Metropolitan Oakland International Oakland, Calif. 4,199
12 John F. Kennedy International Queens, N.Y. 3,278
13 Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta International Atlanta 2,993
14 Newark Liberty International Newark, N.J. 2,905
15 Daniel K. Inouye International Honolulu 2,747
16 Seattle-Tacoma International Seattle 2,465
17 Philadelphia International Philadelphia 2,451
18 George Bush Intercontinental Houston 2,198
19 Chicago/Rockford International Rockford, Ill. 2,139
20 Phoenix Sky Harbor International Phoenix 1,913
21 Portland International Portland, Ore. 1,689
22 Denver International Denver 1,492
23 Tampa International Tampa, Fla. 1,270
24 Luis Munoz Marin International San Juan, Puerto Rico 1,253
25 Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Glen Burnie, Md. 1,238
26 Rickenbacker International Columbus, Ohio 1,231
27 Salt Lake City International Salt Lake City 1,198
28 Mexico City International Mexico City 1,163
29 Minneapolis-St. Paul International Minneapolis 1,081
30 San Francisco International San Francisco 1,078
31 Orlando International Orlando, Fla. 1,059
32 General Edward Lawrence Logan International Boston 1,008
33 Toronto Pearson International Toronto 962
34 Bradley International Windsor Locks, Conn. 962
35 San Antonio International San Antonio 923
36 Fort Worth Alliance Fort Worth, Texas 923
37 Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Detroit 844
38 Boeing Field/King County International Seattle 745
39 Sacramento International Sacramento, Calif. 721
40 El Paso International El Paso, Texas 701
41 Piedmont Triad International Greensboro, N.C. 688
42 Lehigh Valley International Allentown, Pa. 681
43 Laredo International Laredo, Texas 674
44 Charlotte/Douglas International Charlotte, N.C. 643
45 Vancouver International Vancouver, British Columbia 643
46 General Mitchell International Milwaukee 621
47 San Diego International San Diego 605
48 Kansas City International Kansas City, Mo. 570
49 Pittsburgh International Pittsburgh 560
50 Albuquerque International Sunport Albuquerque, N.M. 553
51 Sacramento Mather Sacramento, Calif. 552
52 Reno/Tahoe International Reno, Nev. 541
53 Manchester-Boston Regional Londonberry, N.H. 537
54 Austin-Bergstrom International Austin, Texas 536
55 Richmond International Highland Springs, Va. 514
56 Raleigh-Durham International Raleigh, N.C. 503
57 Rafael Hernandez Aquadilla, Puerto Rico 488
58 Jacksonville International Jacksonville, Fla. 487
59 Washington Dulles International Dulles, Va. 480
60 Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Fort Lauderdale, Fla. 470
61 Spokane International Spokane, Wash. 460
62 Greenville Spartanburg International Greer, S.C. 449
63 Huntsville International-Carl T. Jones Field Huntsville, Ala. 449
64 Columbia Metropolitan Columbia, S.C. 441
65 Billings Logan International Billings, Mont. 441
66 Eppley Airfield Omaha, Neb. 438
67 Harrisburg International Harrisburg, Pa. 429
68 Tulsa International Tulsa, Okla. 425
69 Cleveland-Hopkins International Cleveland 421
70 McCarran International Las Vegas 417
71 Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Metairie, La. 375
72 Lubbock Preston Smith International Lubbock, Texas 368
73 St. Louis Lambert International St. Louis 366
74 Valley International Harlingen, Texas 366
75 Joe Foss Field Sioux Falls, S.D. 366
76 The Eastern Iowa Cedar Rapids, Iowa 349
77 Syracuse Hancock International Syracuse, N.Y. 349
78 Charleston AFB/International Charleston, S.C. 347
79 Boise Air Terminal/Gowen Field Boise, Idaho 344
80 Buffalo Niagara International Buffalo, N.Y. 322
81 Guadalajara International Guadalajara, Jalisco 318
82 Nashville International Nashville, Tenn. 308
83 Shreveport Regional Shreveport, La. 293
84 Ellison Onizuka Kona International at Keahole Kailua Kona, Hawaii 284
85 McGhee Tyson Knoxville, Tenn. 279
86 Hector International Fargo, N.D. 275
87 Greater Rochester International Rochester, N.Y. 274
88 Stockton Metropolitan Stockton, Calif. 270
89 Des Moines International Des Moines, Iowa 267
90 Will Rogers World Oklahoma City 258
91 Kahului Kahului, Hawaii 256
92 Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International San Jose, Calif. 250
93 T.F. Green International Warwick, R.I. 244
94 Montréal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Montreal, Quebec 239
95 Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Wichita, Kan. 237
96 Snohomish County/Paine Field Everett, Wash. 232
97 Gerald R. Ford International Grand Rapids, Mich. 230
98 Willow Run Ypsilanti, Mich. 218
99 Norfolk International Norfolk, Va. 214
100 John C. Munro Hamilton International Hamilton, Ontario 211
About the Rankings...
Extras
Spending on ports projects has risen.
Companies and government agencies work to minimize effects of the E.U. departure.
Memphis International retains the top spot; Louisville honors boxing legend.
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