Table C-9 Top 20 Fastest Growing U.S. Gateways for International Air Freight by Weight: 1990-2000

Table C-9
Top 20 Fastest Growing U.S. Gateways for International Air Freight by Weight: 1990-2000

(Short tons)

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Airport Rank in 19901 Rank in 20001 1990 2000 Annual growth rate, 1990-2000 (%)
Memphis, TN 48 9 14 198,630 160.1
Laredo, TX 49 38 9 9,809 101.3
Indianapolis, IN 45 25 65 27,922 83.4
Phoenix, AZ 47 40 23 8,713 81.1
Toledo, OH 46 41 26 8,614 78.7
Oakland, CA 40 29 209 19,956 57.8
Austin, TX 44 46 68 5,732 55.8
San Jose, CA 41 39 149 9,625 51.7
El Paso, TX 42 44 139 6,402 46.7
Detroit Willow Run Airport, MI 39 36 254 11,176 46
Las Vegas, NV 43 49 113 4,934 45.9
Louisville, KY 37 26 842 26,442 41.2
Houston Ellington Field, TX 36 35 1,073 13,178 28.5
Huntsville/Decatur, AL 27 20 6,167 64,253 26.4
Pago Pago, Samoa 38 47 559 5,428 25.5
Cincinnati, OH 26 21 7,517 57,914 22.7
Philadelphia, PA 19 14 18,041 124,317 21.3
Fairbanks, AK 17 10 27,351 175,186 20.4
Pittsburgh, PA 35 33 2,235 13,602 19.8
Newark, NJ 11 7 74,627 353,066 16.8
Total U.S. international freight     4,357,583 8,428,478 6.8

1 Airports are ranked by annual growth rate.

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.

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