World’s Top 50 Cargo Airports — Part III: What can we learn about trade flows?

Today we continue our multi-part series of posts analyzing freight flows through airports in 2016. In Part I we looked at the overall state of the air freight market in 2016, and provided chart showing the top 50 airports worldwide, ranked for international freight, domestic freight, and total freight handled. Yesterday, in Part II, we […]
  • David Harris
  • November 6, 2017

World’s Top 50 Cargo Airports — Part II, The View From Space

Last week we began our annual analysis of the cargo airport scene with a look at the overall state of the air freight market in 2016, and a chart showing the top 50 airports worldwide, ranked for international freight, domestic freight, and total freight handled. Today we carry on with a more in-depth analysis, breaking […]
  • David Harris
  • November 6, 2017

World’s Top 50 Cargo Airports — Part I

According to data supplied by the Airports Council International (ACI), airports worldwide handled a total of 103.1 million tonnes of freight (not including mail) in 2016, up 4.0% over the 2015 total. Of the almost 2,500 ACI member airports, 1,600 reported handling some freight, with the fifty busiest airports handling 69.1 million tonnes, 67.1% of […]
  • David Harris
  • November 2, 2017

Top 20 cargo airports for 2016

According to preliminary data from the Airports Council International, total cargo handled (loaded and unloaded freight and mail) by airports worldwide in 2016 was up 3.3% over 2015 to about 106 million tonnes. International freight handled was up 4.3% to about 66 million tonnes, accounting for a little more than 62% of the total volume. […]
  • David Harris
  • April 19, 2017

Huge jump in Hong Kong cargo volume

Hong Kong International Airport reported cargo volume in March up 17.7% y-o-y, to 433,000 tonnes. In 2015, cargo volume growth at HKIA  stalled, and the Airport’s full-year handle was up just one-tenth of one percent over 2014. This stagnation continued through the first half of 2016, and, despite a strong finish in the last few months, full-year […]
  • David Harris
  • April 17, 2017

DHL completes expansion of its Americas Hub

DHL Express completed a major expansion of its main hub for the Americas, and is on a hiring spree to increase its workforce there by almost 40%. The expansion at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport (CVG) includes a new, 45 acre (18.2 hectare) north ramp with sixteen additional aircraft gates (bringing the hub’s total capacity to sixty-five […]
  • David Harris
  • March 1, 2017

HNA Group buys Hahn Airport

The German state of Rhineland-Palatinate sold its 82.5% stake in Hahn Airport (HHN) to China’s aviation and travel conglomerate HNA Group for €15.1 million. According to a report in CargoForwarder, the financial transaction has been completed, and the final contract will be signed on 1 March. The fate of the remaining 17.5% stake, currently held by […]
  • David Harris
  • February 27, 2017

Top 40 Cargo Airports for 2015

The Airports Council International (ACI) said that, in 2015, airports worldwide handled a total of 106 million tonnes of cargo, up 2.6% over the 2014 total. The forty busiest airports handled 59% of the overall total. A chart showing both total freight and international freight handled by the forty busiest cargo airports is below, but […]
  • David Harris
  • September 12, 2016
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