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ACI Releases 2014 Air Freight Results

[ September 3, 2015   //   ]

Airports Council International (ACI) has released its latest edition of the World Airport Traffic Report. Here’s the scoop regarding air cargo during 2014:

Worldwide airport cargo increased by 4.7% in 2014 to 102 million metric tonnes, with positive levels of growth across all six regions.

Hong Kong (HKG) and Memphis (MEM) take the first and second places respectively for the busiest air cargo airports with 4.4 million and 4.3 million metric tonnes in 2014.

Airports in the Asia-Pacific region handled the largest amount of air cargo during 2014:

1. Asia-Pacific (40.5 million metric tonnes, up 6.3% over 2013)
2. North America (28.9 million metric tonnes, up 3% over 2013)
3. Europe (18.4 million metric tonnes, up 3.2% over 2013)
4. Middle East (7.4 million metric tonnes, up 9.2% over 2013)
5. Latin America-Caribbean (5.0 million metric tonnes, up 0.6% over 2013)
6. Africa (1.9 million metric tonnes, up 5.1% over 2013)

The world’s busiest international airports (international freight traffic):

1. Hong Kong, China – HKG (4.4 million metric tonnes, up 6% over 2013)
2. Incheon, Republic of Korea – ICN (2.5 million metric tonnes, up 3.3% over 2013)
3. Dubai, United Arab Emirates – DXB (2.4 million metric tonnes, down 3.1% over 2013)

The world’s busiest domestic airports (domestic freight traffic):

1. Memphis TN, USA – MEM (4.0 million metric tonnes, up 3.4% over 2013)
2. Louisville KY, USA – SDF (1.8 million metric tonnes, up 4.3% over 2013)
3. Beijing, China – PEK (1.0 million metric tonnes, down 0.1% over 2013)

Chicago (ORD) regained its position and became the busiest airport in terms of aircraft movements, followed by Atlanta (ATL) and Los Angeles (LAX).
Airports in the North American region recorded the highest number of movements during 2014:

1. North America (29.6 million, down 1.0% over 2013)
2. Europe (21.2 million, up 1.4% over 2013)
3. Asia-Pacific (19.7 million, up 5.0% over 2013)
4. Latin America-Caribbean (8.7 million, up 0.8% over 2013)
5. Africa (2.9 million, up 0.5% over 2013)
6. Middle East (2.6 million, up 4.8% over 2013)

 

 

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