Passenger Boarding (Enplanement) and All-Cargo Data for U.S. Airports

Passenger boarding (enplanement) and all-cargo data is extracted from the FAA's Air Carrier Activity database. This database supports the FAA's airport categories for use in apportionment formula calculations under the Airport Improvement Program (AIP) and Bipartisan Infrastructure Law programs.
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Passenger boarding and all-cargo data is collected for a full calendar year and is used in calculating airport categories and entitlements for the next full fiscal year (i.e., calendar year 2021 data determines Fiscal Year 2023 category and funds).

  • Preliminary Calendar Year 2021 enplanement and all-cargo data became available in June 2022.
  • Final Calendar Year 2021 enplanement and all-cargo data became available in early August 2022.

See Abbreviations for an explanation of the abbreviations used in the enplanements and cargo files column headings.

CY 2021 Passenger Boarding Data
Passenger Boardings, Rank Order, and Percent Change from 2020 (added 9/16/2022)
Enplanements at All Commercial Service Airports (by Rank)
Enplanements at All Airports (Primary, Non-primary Commercial Service, and General Aviation) by State and Airport

CY 2021 All-Cargo Airports by Landed Weight
Cargo Data (added 8/5/2022)
Qualifying Cargo Airports, Rank Order, and Percent Change from 2020

Previous Calendar Year Data

Abbreviations

  • CY = Calendar Year (January 1 through December 31)
  • RO = FAA Regional Office
  • ST = Abbreviation for U.S. State or Territory
  • Locid = Location Identifier for a specific airport
  • S/L = Service Level - These are Airport Categories (P = Primary, CS = Commercial Service, GA = General Aviation).
  • Hub = Hub Size and applies to Commercial Service Airport Categories (L = Large, M = Medium, S = Small, N = Nonhub Primary, and None = All airports but Primary) based on total CY enplanements.
Last updated: Tuesday, September 20, 2022