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Memphis Tops List of 50 Largest Cargo Airports in World

Memphis International remains the No. 1 cargo airport, according to the latest Air Cargo World list of the world's 50 largest cargo airports, compiled from numbers from Airports Council International and the airports themselves.
Latest figures from Memphis show 3,840,570 tons moving through the airport, principally due to its being the main hub for FedEx. By comparison, No. 50 on the list, Toledo, BAX Global's U.S. hub, moved 361,846 tons.
In the No. 2 spot is Hong Kong, the main hub for Cathay Pacific and the Asian hub for DHL. In descending order, Nos. 3 through 10 are: Anchorage (a major trans-Pacific transit point); Seoul Inchon (Korean Air's main hub); Shanghai Pudong (China base for UPS); Charles de Gaulle in Paris (Air France's hub); Tokyo Narita (Japan Air's hub); Frankfurt (a hub for Lufthansa Cargo and UPS); Louisville (UPS hub); and Miami (the major U.S.-Latin America gateway).
Air Cargo World also has prepared separate rankings of the Top 40 Cargo Airports in Europe and North America.
Source: Air Cargo World, http://www.aircargoworld.com/features/0708_1.htm

 

Memphis International remains the No. 1 cargo airport, according to the latest Air Cargo World list of the world's 50 largest cargo airports, compiled from numbers from Airports Council International and the airports themselves.
Latest figures from Memphis show 3,840,570 tons moving through the airport, principally due to its being the main hub for FedEx. By comparison, No. 50 on the list, Toledo, BAX Global's U.S. hub, moved 361,846 tons.
In the No. 2 spot is Hong Kong, the main hub for Cathay Pacific and the Asian hub for DHL. In descending order, Nos. 3 through 10 are: Anchorage (a major trans-Pacific transit point); Seoul Inchon (Korean Air's main hub); Shanghai Pudong (China base for UPS); Charles de Gaulle in Paris (Air France's hub); Tokyo Narita (Japan Air's hub); Frankfurt (a hub for Lufthansa Cargo and UPS); Louisville (UPS hub); and Miami (the major U.S.-Latin America gateway).
Air Cargo World also has prepared separate rankings of the Top 40 Cargo Airports in Europe and North America.
Source: Air Cargo World, http://www.aircargoworld.com/features/0708_1.htm