Table 19 Top 20 U.S. Gateways for International Freight by Weight: 1990, 1995, and 2000

Table 19
Top 20 U.S. Gateways for International Freight by Weight: 1990, 1995, and 2000

(Short tons)

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Rank in 1990 Rank in 2000 U.S. airport 1990 1995 2000 Average annual growth rate, 1990-2000
1 1 Anchorage, AK 908,543 1,068,558 1,967,370 8.0
3 2 Miami, FL 742,000 1,326,403 1,250,494 5.4
2 3 New York JFK, NY 896,547 972,369 1,020,932 1.3
4 4 Los Angeles LAX, CA 347,722 513,046 641,501 6.3
5 5 Chicago O'Hare, IL 271,455 408,680 556,048 7.4
6 6 San Francisco SFO, CA 185,349 296,292 366,372 7.1
11 7 Newark, NJ 74,627 173,238 353,066 16.8
9 8 Atlanta Hartsfield, GA 85,709 150,085 249,742 11.3
48 9 Memphis, TN1 14 93,623 198,630 160.1
17 10 Fairbanks, AK 27,351 130,107 175,186 20.4
7 11 Honolulu, HI 158,691 134,844 154,037 -0.3
16 12 Washington Dulles, VA 36,536 88,332 140,975 14.5
12 13 Dallas-Fort Worth, TX 69,020 69,485 133,518 6.8
19 14 Philadelphia, PA 18,041 48,804 124,317 21.3
10 15 Houston Intercontinental, TX 82,144 90,755 121,121 4.0
13 16 Seattle, WA 61,052 72,449 116,763 6.7
8 17 Boston, MA 97,968 86,562 112,446 1.4
18 18 Detroit, MI 22,409 61,650 85,605 14.3
15 19 Guam Island 36,892 39,659 69,238 6.5
27 20 Huntsville/Decatur, AL 6,167 8,019 64,253 26.4

1 The extreme change in tonnage handled reflects the relocation of the Federal Express hub to Memphis.

NOTE: These data are based on nonstop bidirectional air trade by U.S. and foreign carriers by weight between the United States and other countries and, as such, will differ from U.S. Census Bureau international air freight weight data. For additional information, see notes for table 20, p. 47.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Office of Airline Information data, May 2002.