North American airports have continued their steady growth in passenger traffic, air cargo and aircraft movement in 2018. Passenger traffic growth rate was 5.0%, indicating a significant increase of passengers travelling through North American airports. Air cargo traffic increased at an overall rate of 5.1%, with domestic freight growing slightly faster than international freight.

2018 Top 5 Airports By Passenger

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

2018 Top 5 Airports By Cargo

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

2018 Top 5 Airports By Movements

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

2018 ACI-NA Airport Traffic Report

The 2018 ACI-NA Airport Traffic Report, produced by ACI World Headquarters in Montréal, Canada, contains passenger, freight/mail and aircraft operations data for 254 North American airports. Data, as presented in the report, is for calendar year 2018. Download the Top 50 2018 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 2018 and 2017.

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 2018 and 2017.

If you have any questions regarding traffic statistics or are interested in obtaining a Excel file of the 2018 North America Traffic Report please contact Economic Affairs at (202) 293-8500 or via email at  Media inquiries should be directed to