JFK and Newark handled 16.8% of all freight tons of import and export air cargo in the United States in 2012, and nearly 20% of all freight-related dollars. JFK is the largest cargo hub in the region, home to 1,700 acres dedicated to air cargo, and accommodating the most export traffic of any airport in the United States; JFK handled 1,318,834 short tons of cargo in 2012. Newark Liberty handled 741,276 short tons of cargo in 2012 and serves as the overnight express package distributor for the New York City region. Stewart Airport imports and exports mail, packages and livestock, with a USDA inspection facility within the airport; SWF handled 19,098 short tons of cargo in 2012, mostly on FedEx and UPS. LaGuardia handled 7,009 short tons of cargo in 2012.
In 2012 freight planes moved 2.08 million tons of cargo to and from the region’s airports, representing a 29% decline from the region’s peak freight plane activity in 2000.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey operates John F. Kennedy Airport, LaGuardia Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport and Stewart.
Airports Council International - North America (2013) “Airport Traffic Reports.”
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (2013), 2012 Airport Traffic Report.
The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey (2013), “Air Cargo at John F. Kennedy International Airport.”
The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey. (2009). “International Air Cargo Statistics Trade Tables.”