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TOP 20 Busiest Airports in the World 2021

Views: 16     Author: Site Editor     Publish Time: 2022-11-08      Origin: Site

Airports Council International (ACI) officially sorted out and announced the ranking of the world's top 20 international cargo airports in 2021. Hong Kong International Airport replaced Memphis International Airport and returned to the world's largest cargo airport, Guangzhou International Airport ranked 16th, and Shenzhen International Airport Ranked 20th.


Busiest Airports


The top 10 are: Hong Kong International Airport, Memphis International Airport, Shanghai Pudong International Airport, Anchorage International Airport, Incheon International Airport in South Korea, Louisville International Airport in the United States, Taipei International Airport in China, Los Angeles International Airport in the United States, Tokyo Narita International Airport, Japan, Doha International Airport, Qatar. The complete list is shown below:

ACI TOP 20 AIRPORTS


The top 20 air cargo hubs will handle approximately 54.8 million tons in 2021, accounting for 44% of the total global air cargo volume in 2021, an increase of 14.7% from 47.7 million tons in 2020. The only airport in the top 20 cargo airports to experience a decline was Memphis, which was down 2.9 percent from 2020.


 Airports Council International (ACI) said the increase was mainly due to the surge in demand for fast-moving consumer goods and medicines, such as personal protective equipment (PPE) and vaccines, since the outbreak in 2020.


Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA), with four cargo terminals owned by different operators, overtook US rival Memphis Airport with just over 5 million tonnes of cargo in 2021, regaining its position as the longtime No. 1 global cargo hub. Location.


Hong Kong’s tonnage throughput in 2021 is 12.5% higher than in 2020, and in 2020 Hong Kong handles 145,000 tonnes less than the US Federal Express hub. But this year, Hong Kong International Airport said in its August statistics that Hong Kong's cargo throughput fell 11.1 percent to 2.8 million tonnes in the first eight months of the year. In contrast, Memphis is down 10% this year.


Shanghai International Airport will be third with an 8% increase in 2021, handling nearly 4 million tons. Looking at the top 20 cargo airports in 2021, the largest increase in cargo volume is Japan's Narita Airport, which increased by 31.1%, followed by Chicago International Airport in the United States and Changi International Airport in Singapore, which increased by 26.7% and 24.8%, respectively.


In the European region, Frankfurt Airport (the hub of Lufthansa Cargo) remains the number one, followed by Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport in France, Amsterdam Schiphol Airport in the Netherlands and Leipzig International Airport in Germany.

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