For a few months last year, the prize for the busiest airport in the world slipped away from those great hubs of Atlanta, Hong Kong and London.
The highest volume of air traffic flew in and out of the remote American city of Anchorage in southern Alaska, with a population of less than 300,000.
Almost all was cargo, not impacted by Covid restrictions that had grounded passenger flights. The aircraft brought computers, phones, pharmaceuticals, garments into the American market from Asia. […]