2020 Essential Revenue and Operating Information for the 50 Largest Global Freight Carriers
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Freight carriers across the world experienced dramatic market shifts and volume swings in 2020.
The new trade deal between U.S., Mexico and Canada provides market certainty for North American trade.
The world’s largest freight carriers have navigated unprecedented circumstances due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Rankings
 

Airport Data

Rank Airport Location 2019 Landed Weight (millions of lbs.)
1Memphis InternationalMemphis, Tenn.24,344
2Ted Stevens Anchorage InternationalAnchorage, Alaska18,306
3Louisville Muhammad Ali InternationalLouisville, Ky.15,599
4Miami InternationalMiami9,235
5Los Angeles InternationalLos Angeles7,459
6Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky InternationalHebron, Ky.7,238
7Chicago O'Hare InternationalChicago6,543
8Indianapolis InternationalIndianapolis5,301
9Dallas-Fort Worth InternationalDFW Airport, Texas4,740
10Ontario InternationalOntario, Calif.4,491
11Metropolitan Oakland InternationalOakland, Calif.3,672
12John F. Kennedy InternationalQueens, N.Y.3,181
13Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta InternationalAtlanta3,107
14Newark Liberty InternationalNewark, N.J.3,053
15Daniel K. Inouye InternationalHonolulu2,827
16Philadelphia InternationalPhiladelphia2,819
17Seattle-Tacoma InternationalSeattle2,479
18George Bush IntercontinentalHouston2,402
19Chicago/Rockford InternationalRockford, Ill.2,372
20Phoenix Sky Harbor InternationalPhoenix2,211
21Portland InternationalPortland, Ore.2,021
22Denver InternationalDenver1,644
23Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood MarshallGlen Burnie, Md.1,380
24Tampa InternationalTampa, Fla.1,346
25Orlando InternationalOrlando, Fla.1,285
26Bradley InternationalWindsor Locks, Conn.1,261
27Rickenbacker InternationalColumbus, Ohio1,230
28Luis Muñoz Marín InternationalSan Juan, Puerto Rico1,225
29Salt Lake City InternationalSalt Lake City1,202
30Mexico City InternationalMexico City1,163
31Minneapolis-St. Paul InternationalMinneapolis1,116
32San Francisco InternationalSan Francisco1,027
33General Edward Lawrence Logan InternationalBoston1,024
34Fort Worth AllianceFort Worth, Texas1,015
35Toronto Pearson InternationalToronto962
36San Antonio InternationalSan Antonio960
37Piedmont Triad InternationalGreensboro, N.C.934
38Detroit Metropolitan Wayne CountyDetroit893
39Charlotte/Douglas InternationalCharlotte, N.C.783
40Boeing Field/King County InternationalSeattle754
41Sacramento InternationalSacramento, Calif.706
42Lehigh Valley InternationalAllentown, Pa.646
43Vancouver InternationalVancouver, British Columbia643
44Reno/Tahoe InternationalReno, Nev.640
45El Paso InternationalEl Paso, Texas631
46San Diego InternationalSan Diego613
47General Mitchell InternationalMilwaukee601
48Kansas City InternationalKansas City, Mo.576
49Jacksonville InternationalJacksonville, Fla.563
50Raleigh-Durham InternationalRaleigh, N.C.556
51Manchester-Boston RegionalLondonderry, N.H.554
52Pittsburgh InternationalPittsburgh551
53Albuquerque International SunportAlbuquerque, N.M.546
54Sacramento MatherMather, Calif.545
55Austin-Bergstrom InternationalAustin, Texas542
56Rafael HernándezAguadilla, Puerto Rico530
57Richmond InternationalHighland Springs, Va.527
58Laredo InternationalLaredo, Texas510
59Billings Logan InternationalBillings, Mont.488
60Columbia MetropolitanColumbia, S.C.478
61Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood InternationalFort Lauderdale, Fla.475
62Washington Dulles InternationalDulles, Va.473
63Eppley AirfieldOmaha, Neb.470
64Spokane InternationalSpokane, Wash.460
65Tulsa InternationalTulsa, Okla.450
66Syracuse Hancock InternationalSyracuse, N.Y.436
67Cleveland-Hopkins InternationalCleveland434
68Lubbock Preston SmithLubbock, Texas431
69Harrisburg InternationalHarrisburg, Pa.423
70Huntsville International-Carl T. Jones FieldHuntsville, Ala.418
71Greenville SpartanburgGreer, S.C.415
72McCarran InternationalLas Vegas415
73Stockton MetropolitanStockton, Calif.414
74St. Louis Lambert InternationalSt. Louis404
75Charleston AFB/InternationalCharleston, S.C.398
76Louis Armstrong New OrleansKenner, La.392
77Hector InternationalFargo, N.D.391
78The Eastern IowaCedar Rapids, Iowa377
79Joe Foss FieldSioux Falls, S.D.375
80Valley InternationalHarlingen, Texas365
81Boise Air Terminal/Gowen FieldBoise, Idaho363
82San Bernardino InternationalSan Bernardino, Calif.351
83March ARBRiverside, Calif.349
84Buffalo Niagara InternationalBuffalo, N.Y.339
85Ellison Onizuka Kona International at KeaholeKailua Kona, Hawaii319
86Guadalajara InternationalGuadalajara, Jalisco318
87KahuluiKahului, Hawaii305
88Greater Rochester InternationalRochester, N.Y.293
88Nashville InternationalNashville, Tenn.293
90McGhee TysonAlcoa, Tenn.285
91Snohomish County/Paine FieldEverett, Wash.281
92Shreveport RegionalShreveport, La.271
93Des Moines InternationalDes Moines, Iowa265
94Will Rogers WorldOklahoma City263
95New York Stewart InternationalNewburgh, N.Y.258
96Wichita Dwight D. EisenhowerWichita, Kan.249
97Gerald R. Ford InternationalGrand Rapids, Mich.244
98Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau InternationalMontreal, Quebec239
99Norman Y. Mineta San JoseSan Jose, Calif.238
100Capital Region InternationalTownship of Clinton, Mich.230
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