Table 1-41: Passengers Boarded at the Top 50 U.S. Airportsa

Table 1-41: Passengers Boarded at the Top 50 U.S. Airportsa

(Ranked By Passenger Enplanments in 2003)

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 Airport  Code 1993 2002 2003 Percent change 1993-2003  Percent change 2002-2003
Rank Total Enplaned Passengers Rank Total Enplaned Passengers Rank Total Enplaned Passengers
Atlanta, GA (Hartsfield Intl.) ATL 3 22,295,205 1 37,070,492 1 38,228,500 71.5 3.1
Chicago, IL (O'Hare Intl.) ORD 1 28,459,367 2 28,356,224 2 30,797,513 8.2 8.6
Dallas / Ft. Worth, TX (Dallas / Ft. Worth Intl.) DFW 2 24,653,530 3 24,072,162 3 24,502,273 -0.6 1.8
Los Angeles, CA (Los Angeles Intl.) LAX 4 18,445,337 4 20,320,299 4 20,913,455 13.4 2.9
Denver, CO (Denver Intl.) DEN 5 14,210,166 5 16,053,940 5 17,271,507 21.5 7.6
Phoenix, AZ (Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl.) PHX 7 11,294,603 6 15,897,012 6 17,175,804 52.1 8.0
Las Vegas, NV (McCarran Intl.) LAS 13 10,117,974 7 15,575,101 7 16,701,764 65.1 7.2
Houston, TX (George Bush Intercontinental) IAH 18 8,696,901 8 15,223,638 8 15,495,455 78.2 1.8
Minneapolis, MN (Minneapolis-St. Paul Intl.) MSP 10 10,377,457 9 15,045,630 9 15,362,399 48.0 2.1
Detroit, MI (Wayne County) DTW 8 11,044,509 10 14,859,952 10 14,656,475 32.7 -1.4
Newark, NJ (Newark) EWR 9 10,969,567 11 13,113,997 11 13,087,544 19.3 -0.2
Seattle, WA (Seattle-Tacoma Intl.) SEA 16 9,010,385 12 12,577,597 12 12,787,620 41.9 1.7
San Francisco, CA (San Francisco Intl.) SFO 6 14,003,556 13 12,250,289 13 12,227,636 -12.7 -0.2
Orlando, FL (Orlando Intl.) MCO 17 8,724,950 14 12,127,425 14 12,049,112 38.1 -0.6
Miami, FL (Miami Intl.) MIA 12 10,137,504 16 11,125,611 15 11,049,687 9.0 -0.7
New York, NY (John F. Kennedy Intl.) JFK 21 8,257,682 19 9,930,102 16 10,745,946 30.1 8.2
Cincinnati, OH (Greater Cincinnati) CVG 27 5,128,274 21 9,492,938 17 10,257,408 100.0 8.1
Philadelphia, PA (Philadelphia Intl.) PHL 23 7,294,135 17 10,323,655 18 10,185,272 39.6 -1.3
New York, NY (La Guardia) LGA 15 9,340,107 20 9,713,965 19 10,135,517 8.5 4.3
Charlotte, NC (Douglas Muni.) CLT 22 7,805,221 18 10,154,889 20 9,572,721 22.6 -5.7
Boston, MA (Logan Intl.) BOS 11 10,206,730 22 9,484,401 21 9,536,108 -6.6 0.5
Baltimore, MD (Baltimore-Washington Intl.) BWI 34 3,952,301 23 8,962,712 22 9,408,706 138.1 5.0
St. Louis, MO (Lambert-St. Louis Muni.) STL 14 9,902,321 15 11,765,453 23 9,302,358 -6.1 -20.9
Salt Lake City, UT (Salt Lake City Intl.) SLC 25 7,147,123 29 7,254,485 24 8,874,157 24.2 22.3
Chicago, IL (Midway) MDW 45 2,978,283 24 7,829,471 25 8,655,912 190.6 10.6
Miami / Ft. Lauderdale, FL (Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood Intl.) FLL 36 3,879,308 26 7,662,281 26 8,045,678 107.4 5.0
Honolulu, HI (Honolulu Intl.) HNL 19 8,484,364 25 7,734,079 27 7,485,240 -11.8 -3.2
San Diego, CA (San Diego Intl.-Lindbergh) SAN 26 5,699,382 30 7,082,934 28 7,428,369 30.3 4.9
Tampa, FL (Tampa Intl.) TPA 28 4,576,551 28 7,260,166 29 7,327,728 60.1 0.9
Washington, DC (Dulles Intl.) IAD 33 3,982,251 34 5,404,106 30 6,926,067 73.9 28.2
Oakland, CA (Oakland Metropolitan Intl.) OAK 39 3,577,588 31 5,968,718 31 6,542,940 82.9 9.6
Washington, DC (Ronald Reagan National) DCA 24 7,186,011 33 5,551,990 32 6,067,824 -15.6 9.3
Portland, OR (Portland Intl.) PDX 30 4,187,972 32 5,784,838 33 5,950,495 42.1 2.9
Pittsburgh, PA (Greater Pittsburgh) PIT 20 8,383,674 27 7,528,104 34 5,853,499 -30.2 -22.2
San Jose, CA (Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl.) SJC 43 3,186,195 36 5,067,502 35 5,026,697 57.8 -0.8
Kansas City, MO (Kansas City Intl.) MCI 38 3,778,822 35 5,073,709 36 4,805,884 27.2 -5.3
Cleveland, OH (Hopkins Intl.) CLE 35 3,890,066 37 5,016,032 37 4,802,602 23.5 -4.3
New Orleans, LA (New Orleans Intl.) MSY 40 3,281,874 38 4,545,152 38 4,553,564 38.7 0.2
San Juan, PR (Luis Munoz Marin Intl.) SJU 31 4,150,438 40 4,472,230 39 4,543,833 9.5 1.6
Memphis, TN (Memphis Intl.) MEM 41 3,238,706 39 4,537,659 40 4,504,679 39.1 -0.7
Sacramento, CA (Sacramento Intl.) SMF 50 2,538,181 41 4,052,945 41 4,361,647 71.8 7.6
Santa Ana, CA (John Wayne Intl.) SNA 46 2,854,297 42 3,889,774 42 4,220,145 47.9 8.5
Nashville, TN (Metropolitan) BNA 37 3,815,882 45 3,753,291 43 3,768,227 -1.2 0.4
Raleigh-Durham, NC (Raleigh-Durham) RDU 29 4,203,390 44 3,753,975 44 3,726,659 -11.3 -0.7
Houston, TX (William P. Hobby) HOU 32 4,061,425 43 3,817,754 45 3,702,964 -8.8 -3.0
Indianapolis, IN (Indianapolis Intl.) IND 48 2,712,888 46 3,206,486 46 3,412,072 25.8 6.4
Austin, TX (Robert Muller Muni.) AUS 54 2,268,486 47 3,150,412 47 3,125,082 37.8 -0.8
San Antonio, TX (San Antonio Intl.) SAT 47 2,753,008 48 3,100,390 48 3,055,642 11.0 -1.4
Ontario, CA (Ontario Intl.) ONT 44 3,025,640 50 2,979,565 49 3,021,059 -0.2 1.4
Hartford / Springfield / Westfield CT (Bradley Intl.) BDL 55 2,169,082 49 3,047,535 50 3,011,045 38.8 -1.2
Total top 50     386,338,669   482,023,067   494,250,490 27.9 2.5
All airports     466,677,495   574,858,880   593,974,008 27.3 3.3

a Rank order by total enplaned passengers on large certificated U.S. air carriers (Majors, Nationals, Large Regionals, and Medium Regionals), scheduled and nonscheduled operations, at all airports served within the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and other U.S. areas designated by the Federal Aviation Administration. Prior to 1993, all scheduled and some nonscheduled enplanements for certificated air carriers were included; no enplanements were included for air carriers offering charter service only.

Large certificated air carriers hold Certificates of Public Convenience and Necessity issued by the U.S. Department of Transportation authorizing the performance of air transportation. Large certificated air carriers operate aircraft with seating capacity of more than 60 seats or a maximum payload capacity of more than 18,000 pounds. Data for commuter, and foreign-flag air carriers are not included.

SOURCE

U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Office of Airline Information, Schedule T-3 data, various years (Washington, DC 2003)