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 2004)

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Airport Code 1994 2003 2004 Percent change 1994-2004 Percent change 2003-2004
Rank Total Enplaned Passengers Rank Total Enplaned Passengers Rank Total Enplaned Passengers
Atlanta, GA (William B. Hartsfield-Atlanta Intl.) ATL 2 25,630,394 1 38,177,371 1 40,399,034 57.6 5.8
Chicago, IL (Chicago O'Hare Intl.) ORD 1 29,699,672 2 30,812,162 2 33,652,789 13.3 9.2
Dallas/Ft.Worth, TX (Dallas/Ft Worth Intl.) DFW 3 25,117,383 3 24,545,327 3 27,563,022 9.7 12.3
Los Angeles, CA (Los Angeles Intl.) LAX 4 19,720,695 4 20,905,026 4 22,892,208 16.1 9.5
Denver, CO (Denver Intl.) DEN 5 14,640,436 5 17,275,174 5 19,855,508 35.6 14.9
Las Vegas, NV (McCarran Intl.) LAS 14 10,435,471 7 16,844,129 6 19,412,617 86.0 15.2
Phoenix, AZ (Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl.) PHX 7 12,426,722 6 17,175,590 7 19,122,960 53.9 11.3
Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN (Minneapolis-St Paul Intl.) MSP 13 10,455,509 9 15,429,330 8 17,282,235 65.3 12.0
Detroit, MI (Detroit Metro Wayne County) DTW 8 11,822,011 10 14,680,619 9 16,784,352 42.0 14.3
Houston, TX (George Bush Intercontinental) IAH 17 9,625,775 8 15,576,520 10 16,706,616 73.6 7.3
Newark, NJ (Newark Intl.) EWR 9 11,782,200 11 13,116,172 11 14,026,230 19.0 6.9
Orlando, FL (Orlando Intl.) MCO 21 8,862,593 14 12,054,025 12 13,752,278 55.2 14.1
Seattle, WA (Seattle-Tacoma Intl.) SEA 15 9,935,504 12 12,792,325 13 13,744,095 38.3 7.4
San Francisco, CA (San Francisco Intl.) SFO 6 14,309,256 13 12,230,829 14 13,503,664 -5.6 10.4
New York, NY (John F. Kennedy Intl.) JFK 20 8,893,657 16 10,806,822 15 13,221,715 48.7 22.3
Philadelphia, PA (Philadelphia Intl.) PHL 24 7,537,233 18 10,184,519 16 12,480,087 65.6 22.5
Miami, FL (Miami Intl.) MIA 11 10,809,616 15 11,123,520 17 11,520,708 6.6 3.6
Charlotte, NC (Charlotte-Douglas Intl.) CLT 18 9,370,478 20 9,567,544 18 11,305,547 20.7 18.2
Boston, MA (Gen. Edward Lawrence Logan Intl.) BOS 12 10,609,237 21 9,562,082 19 11,093,972 4.6 16.0
New York, NY (La Guardia) LGA 16 9,780,202 19 10,148,718 20 10,979,770 12.3 8.2
Cincinnati, OH (Greater Cincinnati) CVG 28 5,440,570 17 10,263,667 21 10,593,720 94.7 3.2
Baltimore, MD (Baltimore-Washington Intl.) BWI 27 5,481,212 22 9,426,012 22 9,734,797 77.6 3.3
Washington, DC (Washington Dulles Intl.) IAD 35 4,217,768 30 6,931,208 23 9,389,055 122.6 35.5
Chicago, IL (Chicago Midway) MDW 36 4,048,755 25 8,655,393 24 9,236,461 128.1 6.7
Fort Lauderdale, FL (Fort Lauderdale - Hollywood Intl.) FLL 32 4,500,063 26 8,059,511 25 9,173,354 103.8 13.8
Salt Lake City, UT (Salt Lake City Intl.) SLC 23 7,824,611 24 8,881,444 26 8,867,628 13.3 -0.2
San Diego, CA (San Diego Intl./Lindbergh Field) SAN 26 6,160,246 28 7,432,269 27 8,088,510 31.3 8.8
Tampa, FL (Tampa Intl.) TPA 29 5,415,883 29 7,331,404 28 8,065,166 48.9 10.0
Honolulu, HI (Honolulu Intl.) HNL 22 8,494,090 27 7,520,238 29 7,829,719 -7.8 4.1
Washington, DC (Ronald Reagan Washington National) DCA 25 6,974,785 32 6,070,724 30 7,183,725 3.0 18.3
Oakland, CA (Metropolitan Oakland Intl.) OAK 38 3,992,022 31 6,515,981 31 6,824,745 71.0 4.7
Portland, OR (Portland Intl.) PDX 30 4,825,575 33 5,952,595 32 6,266,556 29.9 5.3
St. Louis, MO (Lambert-St Louis Intl.) STL 10 11,452,933 23 9,286,413 33 5,879,564 -48.7 -36.7
Pittsburgh, PA (Pittsburgh Intl.) PIT 19 8,927,511 34 5,853,664 34 5,704,271 -36.1 -2.6
Memphis, TN (Memphis Intl.) MEM 43 3,453,923 40 4,505,756 35 5,285,272 53.0 17.3
San Jose, CA (San Jose Intl.) SJC 37 4,016,425 35 5,033,643 36 5,189,970 29.2 3.1
Cleveland, OH (Cleveland-Hopkins Intl.) CLE 31 4,664,930 37 4,803,115 37 5,151,173 10.4 7.2
San Juan, PR (Luis Munoz Marin Intl.) SJU 33 4,377,176 38 4,577,358 38 5,074,434 15.9 10.9
Kansas City, MO (Kansas City Intl.) MCI 34 4,235,601 36 4,810,622 39 5,002,828 18.1 4.0
Sacramento, CA (Sacramento Intl.) SMF 50 2,790,520 41 4,364,716 40 4,768,472 70.9 9.3
New Orleans, LA (New Orleans Intl./Moisant Field) MSY 40 3,900,982 39 4,546,995 41 4,735,032 21.4 4.1
Santa Ana, CA (John Wayne-Orange County) SNA 45 3,188,095 42 4,222,103 42 4,620,808 44.9 9.4
Nashville, TN (Nashville Intl.) BNA 42 3,579,297 43 3,771,592 43 4,175,348 16.7 10.7
Raleigh/Durham, NC (Raleigh-Durham Intl.) RDU 41 3,747,185 44 3,722,690 44 4,150,418 10.8 11.5
Houston, TX (William P. Hobby) HOU 39 3,907,837 45 3,703,805 45 3,960,205 1.3 6.9
Indianapolis, IN (Indianapolis Intl.) IND 49 2,824,248 46 3,407,266 46 3,659,819 29.6 7.4
Austin, TX (Austin-Bergstrom Intl.) AUS 53 2,497,300 47 3,131,505 47 3,446,175 38.0 10.0
San Antonio, TX (San Antonio Intl.) SAT 48 2,893,193 48 3,045,355 48 3,263,350 12.8 7.2
Ontario/San Bernardino, CA (Ontario Intl.) ONT 46 3,132,363 49 3,021,555 49 3,237,431 3.4 7.1
Hartford, CT (Bradley Intl.) BDL 58 2,183,419 50 3,016,348 50 3,236,475 48.2 7.3
Total top 50 NA NA 414,612,562 NA 494,872,751 NA 541,093,888 30.5 9.3
All airports NA NA 501,196,972 NA 594,301,990 NA 652,712,322 30.2 9.8

KEY: NA = not applicable; R = revised.

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.

NOTE

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, T-100 Market data, various years (Washington, DC: 2005).