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 2005)

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Airport Code 1995 2004 (R) 2005 Percent change 1995-2005 Percent change 2004-2005
Rank Total Enplaned Passengers Rank Total Enplaned Passengers Rank Total Enplaned Passengers
William B Hartsfield-Atlanta Intl ATL 2 27,509,181 1 40,412,900 1 41,633,082 51.3 3.0
Chicago O'Hare Intl ORD 1 29,685,027 2 33,800,698 2 33,762,185 13.7 -0.1
Dallas/Ft Worth Intl DFW 3 25,635,380 3 27,563,022 3 27,713,052 8.1 0.5
Los Angeles Intl LAX 4 20,964,106 4 22,892,208 4 22,966,430 9.6 0.3
McCarran Intl LAS 13 11,321,651 6 19,412,594 5 20,704,972 82.9 6.7
Denver Intl DEN 6 14,208,710 5 19,855,508 6 20,206,057 42.2 1.8
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl PHX 7 13,517,061 7 19,122,960 7 20,077,766 48.5 5.0
George Bush Intercontinental IAH 14 10,903,917 10 16,706,778 8 18,185,215 66.8 8.8
Minneapolis-St Paul Intl MSP 12 11,397,372 8 17,282,235 9 17,824,111 56.4 3.1
Detroit Metro Wayne County DTW 8 12,882,569 9 16,871,227 10 17,363,929 34.8 2.9
Orlando Intl MCO 21 8,863,225 12 13,752,324 11 14,913,784 68.3 8.4
Newark Intl EWR 11 11,614,222 11 14,138,863 12 14,819,220 27.6 4.8
John F Kennedy Intl JFK 19 9,234,018 15 13,243,375 13 14,473,560 56.7 9.3
Philadelphia Intl PHL 23 7,939,617 16 12,713,307 14 14,156,540 78.3 11.4
Seattle-Tacoma Intl SEA 15 10,690,613 13 13,744,095 15 13,963,919 30.6 1.6
San Francisco Intl SFO 5 14,914,674 14 13,503,664 16 13,829,934 -7.3 2.4
Charlotte-Douglas Intl CLT 18 9,579,276 18 11,394,124 17 13,193,318 37.7 15.8
Miami Intl MIA 10 12,023,297 17 11,520,848 18 12,145,486 1.0 5.4
Gen. Edward Lawrence Logan Intl BOS 16 10,460,859 19 11,094,496 19 11,555,245 10.5 4.2
La Guardia LGA 17 9,665,233 20 10,998,386 20 11,539,054 19.4 4.9
Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky Intl CVG 27 5,943,156 21 10,617,274 21 11,163,853 87.8 5.1
Washington Dulles Intl IAD 33 4,559,895 23 9,391,987 22 11,022,125 141.7 17.4
Salt Lake City Intl SLC 22 8,223,035 26 8,867,628 23 10,550,853 28.3 19.0
Fort Lauderdale - Hollywood Intl FLL 38 4,058,730 24 9,272,960 24 9,706,838 139.2 4.7
Baltimore-Washington Intl BWI 28 5,648,707 22 9,794,093 25 9,546,527 69.0 -2.5
Tampa Intl TPA 31 4,942,461 28 8,066,692 26 8,811,357 78.3 9.2
San Diego Intl / Lindbergh Field SAN 26 (R) 6,316,545 27 8,088,510 27 8,568,237 35.6 5.9
Chicago Midway MDW 37 4,147,636 25 9,236,461 28 8,381,445 102.1 -9.3
Ronald Reagan Washington National DCA 24 6,884,068 30 7,232,938 29 8,351,164 21.3 15.5
Honolulu Intl HNL 25 6,850,420 29 7,829,719 30 8,107,319 18.3 3.5
Metropolitan Oakland Intl OAK 32 4,738,476 31 6,824,877 31 6,935,655 46.4 1.6
Portland Intl PDX 29 5,440,639 32 6,266,556 32 6,667,420 22.5 6.4
Lambert-St Louis Intl STL 9 12,633,630 34 5,884,483 33 6,326,714 -49.9 7.5
Memphis Intl MEM 41 3,750,182 35 5,286,900 34 5,627,533 50.1 6.4
Cleveland-Hopkins Intl CLE 30 4,960,354 36 5,245,104 35 5,373,514 8.3 2.4
San Jose Intl SJC 36 4,264,891 37 5,189,970 36 5,233,967 22.7 0.8
Luis Munoz Marin Intl SJU 35 4,411,732 38 5,074,434 37 5,166,025 17.1 1.8
Sacramento Intl SMF 44 3,194,528 40 4,768,472 38 5,049,495 58.1 5.9
Kansas City Intl MCI 34 4,500,383 39 5,002,828 39 5,009,849 11.3 0.1
John Wayne-Orange County SNA 42 3,452,462 42 4,620,808 40 4,791,169 38.8 3.7
Pittsburgh Intl PIT 20 9,132,086 33 5,943,075 41 4,644,348 -49.1 -21.9
Nashville Intl BNA 46 3,151,223 43 4,179,964 42 4,463,537 41.6 6.8
Raleigh-Durham Intl RDU 50 2,779,876 44 4,161,498 43 4,420,825 59.0 6.2
William P Hobby HOU 40 3,897,959 45 3,960,205 44 3,957,655 1.5 -0.1
New Orleans Intl / Moisant Field MSY 39 3,967,526 41 4,735,032 45 3,801,463 -4.2 -19.7
Indianapolis Intl IND 48 2,931,894 46 3,660,211 46 3,794,450 29.4 3.7
Austin-Bergstrom Intl AUS 52 2,632,102 47 3,446,175 47 3,640,264 38.3 5.6
Southwest Florida Intl RSW 59 1,815,812 51 3,193,285 48 3,604,736 98.5 12.9
San Antonio Intl SAT 49 2,915,914 48 3,263,350 49 3,499,499 20.0 7.2
Bradley Intl BDL 56 2,410,189 49 3,245,392 50 3,459,617 43.5 6.6
Total top 50 NA NA 430,265,360 NA 542,418,639 NA 564,704,312 31.2 4.1
All airports NA NA 515,722,834 NA 654,633,876 NA (R) 681,948,809 32.2 4.2

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-3 data, various years (Washington, DC: 2006).