North America’s airports remain some of the busiest in the world, with several airports ranking among the world’s top 20 airports for passengers and for cargo. Airports in North America also handle more aircraft movements than any other region worldwide. The following statistics present a ranking of North American airports.

2017 Top 5 Airports By Passenger

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

2017 Top 5 Airports By Cargo

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

2017 Top 5 Airports By Movements

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

2017 ACI-NA Airport Traffic Report

The 2017 ACI-NA Airport Traffic Report, produced by ACI World Headquarters in Montréal, Canada, contains passenger, freight/mail and aircraft operations data for 231 North American airports. Data, as presented in the report, is for calendar year 2017 or the most recent twelve-month reporting period available.

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 2017 and 2016.

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 2017 and 2016.

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The information contained in ACI Traffic Reports has been complied on information submitted to Airports Council International (ACI). Although every effort has been made to ensure accuracy, ACI shall not be held responsible for loss or damage caused by errors, omission, misprints or misinterpretation of the contents hereof.