Air Cargo Traffic by Metropolitan Area, 2018

Air Cargo Traffic by Metropolitan Area, 2018

Source: Airports Council International. Note: Several metropolitan areas contain more than one airport.

Freight activity shows little difference between airport rank and metropolitan rank, implying that, unlike passenger traffic, freight activity is usually concentrated in a single airport. Air cargo operations are consolidated in a few major hubs and gateways. In the case of major hubs such as Hong Kong, Memphis, and Dubai, the airports have a dominant freight orientation with massive dedicated facilities.