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

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

(Ranked By Passenger Enplanements in 2006)

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Airport Code 1996 2005 2006 Percent change 1996-2006 Percent change 2005-2006
Rank Total Enplaned Passengers Rank Total Enplaned Passengers Rank Total Enplaned Passengers
Atlanta, GA (Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International) ATL 2 30,407,111 1 41,659,180 1 40,561,055 33.4 -2.6
Chicago, IL (Chicago O'Hare International) ORD 1 30,526,401 2 34,513,840 2 34,538,523 13.1 0.1
Dallas, TX (Dallas/Fort Worth International) DFW 3 26,639,351 3 27,781,723 3 28,333,481 6.4 2.0
Los Angeles, CA (Los Angeles International) LAX 4 22,799,083 4 22,966,374 4 23,120,782 1.4 0.7
Denver, CO (Denver International) DEN 6 15,246,315 6 20,261,091 5 22,239,718 45.9 9.8
Las Vegas, NV (McCarran International) LAS 9 14,116,485 5 20,690,104 6 21,147,480 49.8 2.2
Phoenix, AZ (Phoenix Sky Harbor International) PHX 7 14,807,863 7 20,077,737 7 20,330,995 37.3 1.3
Houston, TX (George Bush Intercontinental) IAH 14 11,621,912 8 18,249,888 8 19,613,422 68.8 7.5
Detroit, MI (Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County) DTW 8 14,117,157 10 17,380,159 9 17,281,152 22.4 -0.6
Minneapolis, MN (Minneapolis-St. Paul International/Wold-Chamberlain) MSP 12 12,616,095 9 17,886,902 10 17,134,607 35.8 -4.2
Newark, NJ (Newark Liberty International) EWR 11 12,952,399 12 14,878,468 11 16,271,958 25.6 9.4
Orlando, FL (Orlando International) MCO 16 10,846,685 11 15,535,919 12 15,378,208 41.8 -1.0
Philadelphia, PA (Philadelphia International) JFK 19 9,703,787 13 14,456,484 13 14,965,019 54.2 3.5
New York, NY (John F. Kennedy International) PHL 24 8,571,888 14 14,411,122 14 14,438,445 68.4 0.2
Seattle, WA (Seattle-Tacoma International) SEA 15 11,486,892 15 13,964,482 15 14,291,086 24.4 2.3
Charlotte, NC (Charlotte Douglas International) CLT 18 10,007,911 17 13,279,429 16 14,107,603 41.0 6.2
San Francisco, CA (San Francisco International) SFO 5 16,308,203 16 13,829,903 17 13,906,724 -14.7 0.6
Miami, FL (Miami International) MIA 13 11,907,895 18 12,192,270 18 12,780,840 7.3 4.8
Boston, MA (General Edward Lawrence Logan International) BOS 17 10,653,824 20 11,707,169 19 12,093,139 13.5 3.3
New York, NY (LaGuardia) LGA 20 9,593,965 19 12,119,157 20 12,071,453 25.8 -0.4
Salt Lake City, UT (Salt Lake City International) SLC 21 9,462,849 23 10,589,843 21 10,277,654 8.6 -2.9
Baltimore, MD (Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall) BWI 29 5,907,427 25 9,563,821 22 10,019,927 69.6 4.8
Washington, DC (Dulles International) IAD 35 4,758,242 21 11,599,100 23 9,553,095 100.8 -17.6
Fort Lauderdale, FL (Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International) FLL 32 4,848,058 24 10,036,938 24 9,425,289 94.4 -6.1
Chicago, IL (Chicago Midway) MDW 38 4,436,034 29 8,343,201 25 8,913,135 100.9 6.8
Tampa, FL (Tampa International) TPA 30 5,720,761 26 8,996,109 26 8,846,722 54.6 -1.7
Washington, DC (Ronald Reagan Washington National) DCA 26 6,771,891 28 8,507,707 27 8,838,646 30.5 3.9
San Diego, CA (San Diego International) SAN 27 6,549,170 27 8,568,237 28 8,611,784 31.5 0.5
Honolulu, HI (Honolulu International) HNL 23 9,035,709 30 8,107,456 29 8,304,573 -8.1 2.4
Cincinnati, OH (Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International) CVG 25 7,301,767 22 11,225,311 30 7,939,156 8.7 -29.3
Oakland, CA (Oakland International) OAK 36 4,684,494 31 6,936,037 31 6,990,359 49.2 0.8
St. Louis, MO (Lambert-St Louis International) STL 10 13,546,822 32 6,742,592 32 6,937,174 -48.8 2.9
Portland, OR (Portland International) PDX 28 6,125,579 33 6,667,403 33 6,811,500 11.2 2.2
Memphis, TN (Memphis International) MEM 41 3,944,376 34 5,627,970 34 5,508,105 39.6 -2.1
Kansas City, MO (Kansas City International) MCI 34 4,820,290 39 5,023,692 35 5,417,680 12.4 7.8
Cleveland, OH (Cleveland-Hopkins International) CLE 31 5,286,823 35 5,374,470 36 5,288,819 0.0 -1.6
San Jose, CA (Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International) SJC 33 4,825,943 36 5,233,950 37 5,196,515 7.7 -0.7
Sacramento, CA (Sacramento International) SMF 45 3,321,408 38 5,049,631 38 5,124,995 54.3 1.5
San Juan, PR (Luis Munoz Marin International) SJU 37 4,549,722 37 5,157,226 39 5,069,747 11.4 -1.7
Santa Ana, CA (John Wayne-Orange County) SNA 43 3,532,746 40 4,791,169 40 4,775,825 35.2 -0.3
Nashville, TN (Nashville International) BNA 48 3,254,956 43 4,518,169 41 4,703,808 44.5 4.1
Raleigh, NC (Raleigh-Durham International) RDU 52 2,879,935 42 4,662,943 42 4,597,105 59.6 -1.4
Pittsburgh, PA (Pittsburgh International) PIT 22 9,348,286 41 4,749,997 43 4,568,569 -51.1 -3.8
Houston, TX (William P. Hobby) HOU 40 4,026,140 45 3,959,941 44 4,113,486 2.2 3.9
Indianapolis, IN (Indianapolis International) IND 44 3,328,005 44 4,144,250 45 3,966,788 19.2 -4.3
Austin, TX (Austin-Bergstrom International) AUS 53 2,829,581 48 3,637,262 46 3,918,155 38.5 7.7
San Antonio, TX (San Antonio International) SAT 46 3,319,535 50 3,524,520 47 3,822,380 15.1 8.5
Fort Myers, FL (Southwest Florida Regional.) RSW 60 1,945,044 47 3,644,301 48 3,642,754 87.3 0.0
Dallas, TX (Love Field) DAL 42 3,540,539 56 2,948,373 49 3,439,110 -2.9 16.6
Hartford, CT (Bradley International) BDL 56 2549669 49 3,542,051 50 3,333,430 30.7 -5.9
Total top 50b NA NA 464,893,952 NA 570,252,224 NA 572,561,975 23.2 0.4
All airports NA NA 558,559,160 NA 690,256,949 NA 691,170,716 23.7 0.1

KEY: NA = not applicable.

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.

b The total for the top 50 airports will not sum from the individual airports because some top 50 airports in 2006 were not in the top 50 in the earlier years.

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 at least one aircraft with seating capacity of more than 60 seats or a maximum payload capacity of more than 18,000 pounds. Data for commuter, small-certificated 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: 2008).