ACI North America announced (19-May-2011) North American airport handled 1.48 billion passengers in 2010, a 2.5% year-on-year increase. Cargo fell 11.2% in the year and aircraft movements fell 1.5%. The four businest airports on the continent were Atlanta (89 million passengers), Chicago O’Hare (67 million), Los Angeles (59 million) and Dallas/Fort Worth (57 million). Memphis remains the largest cargo airport, followed by Anchorage.
ACI North America: “Airports are optimistic that traffic will continue to increase as the economy recovers. Industry forecasts indicate that demand for both business and leisure air travel will grow and airports need to invest in infrastructure projects to meet that future demand.” Greg Principato, President. Source: ACI North America, 19-May-2011.