2021 Essential Revenue and Operating Information for the 50 Largest Global Freight Carriers
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Airport Data

RankAirportLocation2020 Landed Weight (millions of lbs.)
1Memphis InternationalMemphis, Tenn.25,157
2Ted Stevens Anchorage InternationalAnchorage, Alaska22,883
3Louisville Muhammad Ali InternationalLouisville, Ky.16,757
4Los Angeles InternationalLos Angeles13,172
5Miami InternationalMiami9,930
6Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky InternationalHebron, Ky.8,210
7Chicago O'Hare InternationalChicago7,878
8Indianapolis InternationalIndianapolis5,653
9Ontario InternationalOntario, Calif.5,220
10Dallas-Fort Worth InternationalDFW Airport, Texas4,515
11Metropolitan Oakland InternationalOakland, Calif.3,677
12John F. Kennedy InternationalQueens, N.Y.3,431
13Daniel K. Inouye InternationalHonolulu3,431
14Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta InternationalAtlanta3,166
15Philadelphia InternationalPhiladelphia3,148
16Newark Liberty InternationalNewark, N.J.2,987
17Chicago/Rockford InternationalRockford, Ill.2,740
18Seattle-Tacoma InternationalSeattle2,716
19George Bush IntercontinentalHouston2,459
20Phoenix Sky Harbor InternationalPhoenix2,424
21Portland InternationalPortland, Ore.2,143
22Denver InternationalDenver1,827
23Fort Worth AllianceFort Worth, Texas1,663
24Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood MarshallGlen Burnie, Md.1,512
25Luis Muñoz Marín InternationalSan Juan, Puerto Rico1,479
26Tampa InternationalTampa, Fla.1,406
27Salt Lake City InternationalSalt Lake City1,337
28Orlando InternationalOrlando, Fla.1,293
29San Francisco InternationalSan Francisco1,246
30Bradley InternationalWindsor Locks, Conn.1,215
31General Edward Lawrence Logan InternationalBoston1,198
32Rickenbacker InternationalColumbus, Ohio1,186
33Minneapolis-St. Paul InternationalMinneapolis1,103
34San Antonio InternationalSan Antonio933
35Detroit Metropolitan Wayne CountyDetroit888
36Mexico City InternationalMexico City847
37Charlotte/Douglas InternationalCharlotte, N.C.785
38Piedmont Triad InternationalGreensboro, N.C.753
39El Paso InternationalEl Paso, Texas719
40Boeing Field/King County InternationalSeattle715
41Sacramento InternationalSacramento, Calif.714
42Guam InternationalTamuning, Guam703
43San Diego InternationalSan Diego674
44Toronto Pearson InternationalToronto669
45Raleigh-Durham InternationalRaleigh, N.C.632
46Reno/Tahoe InternationalReno, Nev.619
47Albuquerque International SunportAlbuquerque, N.M.608
48Austin-Bergstrom InternationalAustin, Texas608
49Sacramento MatherMather, Calif.598
50General Mitchell International Milwaukee596
51Manchester-Boston RegionalLondonderry, N.H.596
52Kansas City InternationalKansas City, Mo.595
53Richmond InternationalHighland Springs, Va.584
54Lehigh Valley InternationalAllentown, Pa.574
55Jacksonville InternationalJacksonville, Fla.571
56Pittsburgh InternationalPittsburgh548
57Washington Dulles InternationalDulles, Va.542
58Billings Logan InternationalBillings, Mont.517
59Vancouver InternationalVancouver, British Columbia513
60St. Louis Lambert InternationalSt. Louis500
61Eppley AirfieldOmaha, Neb.476
62Columbia MetropolitanColumbia, S.C.473
63San Bernardino InternationalSan Bernardino, Calif.468
64Spokane InternationalSpokane, Wash.464
65Harry Reid InternationalLas Vegas457
67Harrisburg InternationalHarrisburg, Pa.448
68Cleveland-Hopkins InternationalCleveland430
69Syracuse Hancock InternationalSyracuse, N.Y.423
70Lubbock Preston SmithLubbock, Texas422
71Hector InternationalFargo, N.D.420
72The Eastern IowaCedar Rapids, Iowa406
73March ARBRiverside, Calif.406
74Laredo InternationalLaredo, Texas404
75Louis Armstrong New OrleansKenner, La.399
76Greenville SpartanburgGreer, S.C.397
77Tulsa InternationalTulsa, Okla.397
78Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood InternationalFort Lauderdale, Fla.391
79Joe Foss FieldSioux Falls, S.D.378
80Boise Air Terminal/Gowen FieldBoise, Idaho361
81Rafael HernándezAguadilla, Puerto Rico360
82Ellison Onizuka Kona International at KeaholeKailua Kona, Hawaii341
83Valley InternationalHarlingen, Texas322
84Buffalo Niagara InternationalBuffalo, N.Y.312
85Frederick Douglass Greater Rochester InternationalRochester, N.Y.311
86Huntsville International-Carl T. Jones FieldHuntsville, Ala.303
87KahuluiKahului, Hawaii300
88McGhee TysonAlcoa, Tenn.298
89Guadalajara InternationalGuadalajara, Jalisco297
90Charleston AFB/InternationalCharleston, S.C.297
91Nashville InternationalNashville, Tenn.287
92New York Stewart InternationalNewburgh, N.Y.282
93Will Rogers WorldOklahoma City281
94John C. Munro Hamilton InternationalHamilton, Ontario268
95Stockton MetropolitanStockton, Calif.267
96Shreveport RegionalShreveport, La.265
97Des Moines InternationalDes Moines, Iowa260
98Gerald R. Ford InternationalGrand Rapids, Mich.256
99Capital Region InternationalTownship of Clinton, Mich.237
100Wichita Dwight D. EisenhowerWichita, Kan.236
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