TABLE 9. Top 20 U.S. Air Gateways for International Freight, Ranked by Weight: 1990, 2000, and 2008

TABLE 9. Top 20 U.S. Air Gateways for International Freight, Ranked by Weight: 1990, 2000, and 2008

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Rank in 1990 Rank in 2000 Rank in 2008 U.S. airport 1990 2000 2008 Average annual growth rate,
1990-2008
1 1 1 Anchorage, AK 908,188 1,968,751 2,487,270 5.8
3 2 2 Miami, FL 742,709 1,250,482 1,652,356 4.5
2 3 3 JFK, NY 899,328 1,021,028 908,183 0.1
4 4 4 Los Angeles, CA 348,739 643,243 771,710 4.5
5 5 5 Chicago O'Hare, IL 272,037 556,049 625,339 4.7
107 9 6 Memphis, TN1 14 198,624 383,692 76.3
9 8 7 Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson, GA 85,719 249,733 292,590 7.1
11 7 8 Newark Liberty, NJ 74,633 353,072 275,313 7.5
6 6 9 San Francisco, CA 185,355 367,690 259,126 1.9
10 15 10 Houston Intercontinental, TX 82,152 121,155 192,674 4.8
16 12 11 Washington Dulles, VA 36,536 140,977 189,843 9.6
19 14 12 Philadelphia, PA 18,042 124,311 150,968 12.5
12 13 13 Dallas-Fort Worth, TX 69,029 133,513 140,878 4.0
7 11 14 Honolulu, HI 158,691 154,322 139,237 -0.7
13 16 15 Seattle-Tacoma, WA 61,053 116,760 116,979 3.7
46 26 16 Louisville, KY2 842 26,439 116,966 31.5
14 22 17 San Juan Luis Muoz Marn, PR 47,388 53,134 86,568 3.4
8 17 18 Boston Logan, MA 97,973 112,446 74,824 -1.5
29 20 19 Huntsville Carl Jones, AL 6,168 64,252 73,414 14.8
79 25 20 Indianapolis, IN3 66 27,923 71,186 47.4

NOTE: These weight data are based on nonstop bidirectional air trade by U.S. and foreign carriers between the United States and other countries. The data differ from U.S. Census Bureau weight data for international air freight.

1 FedEx relocated its primary hub to Memphis in 1991.

2 United Parcel Service started all-cargo services at Louisville hub in 1981 and expanded the services in 1998.

3 FedEx opens major hub in Indianapolis in 1988.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Office of Airline Information data, June 2009.