TABLE 10. Top 10 Airport Pairs for U.S. International Outbound and Inbound Air Freight by Weight: 2008

TABLE 10. Top 10 Airport Pairs for U.S. International Outbound and Inbound Air Freight by Weight: 2008

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Rank in 2008 U.S. airport Foreign city Short tons
(in thousands)
Exports
1 Anchorage Seoul, South Korea 198
2 Anchorage Tokyo, Japan 157
3 Anchorage Hong Kong, China 145
4 Anchorage Taipei, Taiwan 144
5 Miami So Paulo, Brazil 103
6 Miami Bogota, Colombia 93
7 Honolulu Sydney, Australia 71
8 John F. Kennedy, New York London, United Kingdom 63
9 O'Hare, Chicago Frankfurt, Germany 49
10 John F. Kennedy, New York Brussels, Belgium 49
Imports
1 Anchorage Seoul, South Korea 455
2 Anchorage Taipei, Taiwan 328
3 Anchorage Hong Kong, China 316
4 Anchorage Shanghai, China 247
5 Miami Bogota, Colombia 198
6 Anchorage Tokyo, Japan 154
7 Miami Guayaquil, Ecuador 89
8 Los Angeles Tokyo, Japan 88
9 Miami Lima, Peru 87
10 Miami Santiago, Chile 76

NOTES: This table is based on U.S. and foreign carrier data for nonstop air trade by weight between the United States and other countries. These data differ from U.S. Census Bureau shipper-based merchandise trade statistics. In addition, data for airports in this table reflect individual U.S. airports, while the value data in tables 2 and 3 and figure 2 reflect U.S. Customs ports at which air freight activity was reported. Sometimes a U.S. Customs port corresponds to an individual airport (e.g., JFK International Airport), but in other cases, a U.S. Customs port refers to a broader administrative area (e.g., Chicago, which includes O'Hare International Airport and Midway Airport).

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Office of Airline Information data, July 20, 2009.