Table 20 Top 20 Airport Pairs for U.S. International Air Freight by Weight: 1990, 1995, and 2000 (Thousands of short tons)

Table 20
Top 20 Airport Pairs for U.S. International Air Freight by Weight: 1990, 1995, and 2000
(Thousands of short tons)

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Rank in 2000 U.S. airport Foreign airport 1990 1995 2000 Average annual growth rate, 1990-2000
1 Anchorage, Alaska Tokyo, Japan 616 466 523 -1.6
2 Anchorage, Alaska Seoul, South Korea 54 189 471 24.2
3 Anchorage, Alaska Taipei, Taiwan 55 165 404 22.0
4 Anchorage, Alaska Osaka, Japan U 38 211 U
5 Miami Bogota, Colombia 141 257 157 1.1
6 Anchorage, Alaska Hong Kong 5 47 137 39.8
7 New York JFK Brussels, Belgium 64 80 126 7.0
8 New York JFK London Heathrow 81 109 126 4.5
9 New York JFK Frankfurt, Germany 86 91 104 1.9
10 San Francisco SFO Tokyo, Japan 99 113 103 0.4
11 Los Angeles LAX Seoul, South Korea 76 71 100 2.8
12 Chicago O'Hare Frankfurt, Germany 51 59 93 6.1
13 Los Angeles LAX Tokyo, Japan 65 64 79 2.0
14 San Francisco, SFO Seoul, South Korea 3 40 78 38.7
15 Chicago O'Hare London Heathrow 0.3 36 77 74.3
16 Miami Buenos Aires, Argentina 14 28 76 18.1
17 Los Angeles LAX London Heathrow 20 40 68 13.0
18 New York JFK Paris De Gaulle 57 43 67 1.5
19 Miami San Jose, Costa Rica 53 79 67 2.3
20 Miami Santiago, Chile 20 60 66 12.8

KEY: U = unavailable

NOTE: These figures are carrier data reflecting nonstop bidirectional air trade weight between the United States and other countries and, as such, will differ from U.S. Census Bureau shipper-based merchandise trade statistics. Data for airports, in this table also reflect actual U.S. airports, while data in tables 16, 17, 18, 19, and figure 9 reflect U.S. Customs ports at which air freight activity occurred. Sometimes these Customs ports correspond to the actual airport (e.g., JFK), while in other cases the U.S. Customs port refers to a broader administrative area (e.g., Chicago, which includes O'Hare, Midway, and smaller regional airports).

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