North American airports, witnessed the worst decrease of traffic in 2020 due to the COVID-19 crisis. Overall passenger traffic declined by 61.3%, international passenger traffic was the most impacted with a decrease of 73.8%.  On the other hand, domestic passenger traffic was less impacted with a 59.0% decrease. Overall air cargo traffic increased by 2.0%, as a result of significant increase in domestic freight of 5.6% while international freight decreased by 3.9% .

2020 Top 5 Airports By Passenger

  1. Atlanta
  2. Dallas Fort Worth
  3. Denver
  4. Chicago O’Hare
  5. Charlotte

2020 Top 5 Airports By Cargo

  1. Memphis
  2. Anchorage
  3. Louisville
  4. Los Angeles
  5. Miami

2020 Top 5 Airports By Movements

  1. Atlanta
  2. Chicago O’Hare
  3. Dallas Fort Worth
  4. Denver
  5. Phoenix

2020 ACI-NA Airport Traffic Report

The 2020 ACI-NA Airport Traffic Report, produced by ACI World in Montréal, Canada, contains passenger, freight/mail and aircraft operations data for 263 North American airports. Data, as presented in the report, is for calendar year 2020. Download the Top 50 2020 North America Traffic Report.  ACI-NA Members can view full data and historical data.

Commercial passenger information includes domestic and international enplanements, total and international passengers, direct transit passengers, non-revenue passengers, previous year’s data and percent change between 2019 and 2020.

Freight/mail statistics are divided into the 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 growth between 2019 and 2020.

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