North American airports witnessed an increase of passenger traffic whereas cargo traffic decreased in 2022 when compared to 2021. Overall passenger traffic increased by 33.3%, international passenger traffic saw an increase of 117.2%. Additionally, domestic passenger traffic showed continued recovery with a growth of 25.8%. Overall air cargo traffic decreased by 3.9% as a result of a decrease in international freight of 2.6% and a decrease in domestic freight of 4.5%.

2022 Top 5 Airports By Passenger

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

2022 Top 5 Airports By Cargo

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

2022 Top 5 Airports By Movements

  1. Atlanta
  2. Chicago O’Hare
  3. Dallas Fort Worth
  4. Denver
  5. Las Vegas Harry Reid

2022 ACI-NA Airport Traffic Report

The 2022 ACI-NA Airport Traffic Report, produced by ACI World in Montréal, Canada, contains passenger, freight/mail and aircraft operations data for 277 North American airports. Data, as presented in the report, is for calendar year 2022. Download the Top 50 2022 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 2022 and percent change between 2021 and 2022.

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 2021 and 2022.

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