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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 Airport Improvement Program (AIP) and FAA Invests Millions to Build Safer, More Accessible Airports Across the U.S. More about the collection and use of passenger and all-cargo data »

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 is now available.
  • Final Calendar Year 2021 enplanement and all-cargo data will become available in early August.

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

Preliminary CY 2021 Passenger Boarding Data
Passenger Boardings, Rank Order, and Percent Change from 2020 (added 6/6/2022) Other Format
Enplanements at All Commercial Service Airports (by Rank) (PDF) MS Excel
(Use to sort by state)
Enplanements at All Airports (Primary, Non-primary Commercial Service, and General Aviation) by State and Airport (PDF) MS Excel
Preliminary CY 2021 All-Cargo Airports by Landed Weight
Cargo Data (added 6/6/2022) Other Format
Qualifying Cargo Airports, Rank Order, and Percent Change from 2020 (PDF) MS Excel
(Use to sort by state)

Previous Calendar Year Data


  • 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.

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