North American airports witnessed an increase of passenger traffic whereas cargo traffic decreased in 2023 when compared to 2022. Overall passenger traffic increased by 11.9%, international passenger traffic saw an increase of 27.7%. Additionally, domestic passenger traffic showed continued recovery with a growth of 9.5%. Overall air cargo traffic decreased by 7.4% as a result of a decrease in international freight of 6.3% and a decrease in domestic freight of 6.5%.

2023 Top 5 Airports By Passenger

  1. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
  2. Dallas Fort Worth International Airport
  3. Denver International Airport
  4. Los Angeles International Airport
  5. Chicago O’Hare International Airport

2023 Top 5 Airports By Cargo

  1. Memphis International Airport
  2. Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport
  3. Louisville International Airport
  4. Miami International Airport
  5. Los Angeles International Airport

2023 Top 5 Airports By Movements

  1. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
  2. Chicago O’Hare International Airport
  3. Dallas Fort Worth International Airport
  4. Denver International Airport
  5. Harry Reid International Airport

2023 ACI-NA Airport Traffic Report

The 2023 ACI-NA Airport Traffic Report, produced by ACI World in Montréal, Canada, contains passenger, freight/mail and aircraft operations data for 275 North American airports. Data, as presented in the report, is for calendar year 2023. Download the Top 50 2023 North America Traffic Report. ACI-NA Members can view full data and historical data.

Commercial passenger information includes domestic, international, direct transit, and total passengers for 2023 and percent change between 2022 and 2023.

Freight/mail statistics are divided into two separate categories when available. The information solicited was air freight (including express) and mail which was enplaned and deplaned at the reporting airport. Total freight and mail and total international freight and mail is provided, as well as the percent change in cargo traffic between 2022 and 2023.

If you have any questions regarding traffic statistics or are interested in obtaining the Excel file of the 2023 North America Traffic Report, please contact Economic Affairs via email at EconAffairs@airportscouncil.org. Media inquiries should be directed to communications@airportscouncil.org.