Airport Traffic Reports

North America’s airports remain one 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.

Top 5 Busiest North American Airports - 2016 Traffic

Top Passenger Top Cargo Total Movements
Atlanta Memphis Atlanta
Los Angeles Anchorage Chicago O'Hare
Chicago O'Hare Louisville Los Angeles
Dallas Fort Worth Miami Dallas Fort Worth
New York JFK Los Angeles  Denver


Ranking only includes airports participating in the ACI annual stats collection.
1. Total Passengers: arriving + departing passengers + direct transit passengers counted once.
2. Total Cargo: loaded + unloaded freight + mail in metric tonnes. Data includes transit freight.
Total Movements: landing + take off of an aircraft.

ACI World Traffic Statistics (includes Passenger, Cargo and Movements)

2016 ACI-NA Airport Traffic Report

The 2016 ACI-NA Airport Traffic Report, produced by ACI World Headquarters in Montréal, Canada, contains passenger, freight/mail and aircraft operations data for 227 North American airports. Data, as presented in the report, is for calendar year 2016 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 2016 and 2015.

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 2016 and 2015.

If you have any questions regarding traffic statistics or are interested in obtaining a Excel file of the 2016 North America Traffic Report please contact Economic Affairs at (202) 293-8500 or via email at  Media inquries should be directed to  

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.