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 Enplanements in 2008)

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Airport Code 1998 2007 2008 Percent change 1998-2008 Percent change 2007-2008
Rank Total Enplaned Passengers Rank Total Enplaned Passengers Rank Total Enplaned Passengers
Atlanta, GA (Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International) ATL 1 34,950,624 1 42,703,925 1 43,238,440 23.7 1.3
Chicago, IL (Chicago O'Hare International) ORD 2 33,001,514 2 34,213,375 2 31,351,227 -5.0 -8.4
Dallas, TX (Dallas/Fort Worth International) DFW 3 28,288,866 3 28,183,932 3 26,830,947 -5.2 -4.8
Denver, CO (Denver International) DEN 5 16,928,800 5 23,731,431 4 23,919,713 41.3 0.8
Los Angeles, CA (Los Angeles International) LAX 4 22,873,919 4 23,795,604 5 22,439,873 -1.9 -5.7
Las Vegas, NV (McCarran International) LAS 11 14,033,044 6 21,490,456 6 19,887,290 41.7 -7.5
Houston, TX (George Bush Intercontinental) IAH 13 13,784,260 8 20,091,915 7 19,239,836 39.6 -4.2
Phoenix, AZ (Phoenix Sky Harbor International) PHX 8 15,045,207 7 20,563,619 8 19,209,392 27.7 -6.6
Charlotte, NC (Charlotte Douglas International) CLT 20 10,242,126 14 16,506,672 9 17,185,243 67.8 4.1
New York, NY (John F. Kennedy International) JFK 21 10,076,141 11 16,758,684 10 16,955,540 68.3 1.2
Detroit, MI (Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County) DTW 7 15,113,361 9 17,278,955 11 16,749,472 10.8 -3.1
Minneapolis, MN (Minneapolis-St. Paul International/Wold-Chamberlain) MSP 12 13,908,618 10 16,895,507 12 16,302,227 17.2 -3.5
Orlando, FL (Orlando International) MCO 16 11,931,179 13 16,590,473 13 16,112,383 35.0 -2.9
Newark, NJ (Newark Liberty International) EWR 9 14,563,610 12 16,613,652 14 16,105,083 10.6 -3.1
San Francisco, CA (San Francisco International) SFO 6 16,684,337 17 14,848,757 15 15,727,533 -5.7 5.9
Philadelphia, PA (Philadelphia International) PHL 19 10,286,199 15 15,314,929 16 15,257,081 48.3 -0.4
Seattle, WA (Seattle-Tacoma International) SEA 15 12,242,768 16 14,912,461 17 15,206,521 24.2 2.0
Miami, FL (Miami International) MIA 14 13,265,268 18 13,478,811 18 13,577,782 2.4 0.7
Boston, MA (General Edward Lawrence Logan International) BOS 17 10,703,631 19 12,485,079 19 11,588,988 8.3 -7.2
New York, NY (LaGuardia) LGA 18 10,356,421 20 12,107,802 20 11,159,038 7.7 -7.8
Fort Lauderdale, FL (Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International) FLL 32 5,479,331 22 10,501,414 21 10,370,421 89.3 -1.2
Baltimore, MD (Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall) BWI 28 6,842,133 24 10,293,320 22 10,078,747 47.3 -2.1
Washington, DC (Dulles International) IAD 33 5,380,822 23 10,392,788 23 9,917,944 84.3 -4.6
Salt Lake City, UT (Salt Lake City International) SLC 22 9,096,235 21 10,560,244 24 9,887,540 8.7 -6.4
San Diego, CA (San Diego International) SAN 27 6,996,325 28 9,046,701 25 8,931,211 27.7 -1.3
Tampa, FL (Tampa International) TPA 29 6,276,284 26 9,126,330 26 8,689,410 38.4 -4.8
Washington, DC (Ronald Reagan Washington National) DCA 26 7,067,065 29 8,934,441 27 8,599,934 21.7 -3.7
Chicago, IL (Chicago Midway) MDW 36 5,031,271 25 9,127,993 28 8,012,938 59.3 -12.2
Honolulu, HI (Honolulu International) HNL 24 8,604,618 27 9,090,457 29 7,785,515 -9.5 -14.4
Portland, OR (Portland International) PDX 30 6,208,415 31 7,129,505 30 6,942,236 11.8 -2.6
St. Louis, MO (Lambert-St Louis International) STL 10 14,211,362 32 7,086,758 31 6,626,545 -53.4 -6.5
Cincinnati, OH (Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International) CVG 25 7,782,586 30 7,727,495 32 6,480,292 -16.7 -16.1
Oakland, CA (Oakland International) OAK 38 4,410,001 33 7,065,844 33 5,482,324 24.3 -22.4
Memphis, TN (Memphis International) MEM 41 4,075,300 36 5,545,451 34 5,375,733 31.9 -3.1
Kansas City, MO (Kansas City International) MCI 34 5,280,221 34 5,816,563 35 5,346,702 1.3 -8.1
Cleveland, OH (Cleveland-Hopkins International) CLE 31 5,714,330 35 5,554,813 36 5,277,778 -7.6 -5.0
Sacramento, CA (Sacramento International) SMF 45 3,494,596 37 5,315,066 37 4,891,967 40.0 -8.0
Raleigh, NC (Raleigh-Durham International) RDU 48 3,289,286 41 4,940,504 38 4,741,753 44.2 -4.0
San Jose, CA (Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International) SJC 37 4,994,765 38 5,183,513 39 4,698,523 -5.9 -9.4
Nashville, TN (Nashville International) BNA 42 3,776,545 42 4,866,911 40 4,615,999 22.2 -5.2
San Juan, PR (Luis Munoz Marin International) SJU 35 5,178,870 39 5,051,731 41 4,546,996 -12.2 -10.0
Santa Ana, CA (John Wayne-Orange County) SNA 43 3,633,053 40 4,945,927 42 4,462,999 22.8 -9.8
Pittsburgh, PA (Pittsburgh International) PIT 23 8,968,613 43 4,856,561 43 4,264,809 -52.4 -12.2
Austin, TX (Austin-Bergstrom International) AUS 51 3,028,297 45 4,173,476 44 4,255,238 40.5 2.0
Houston, TX (William P. Hobby) HOU 40 4,223,014 44 4,236,254 45 4,224,294 0.0 -0.3
Dallas, TX (Love Field) DAL 46 3,362,850 47 3,982,958 46 4,030,509 19.9 1.2
Indianapolis, IN (Indianapolis International) IND 44 3,499,207 46 4,078,891 47 4,025,647 15.0 -1.3
New Orleans, LA (Louis Armstrong International) MSY 39 4,356,208 51 3,763,067 48 3,976,840 -8.7 5.7
San Antonio, TX (San Antonio International) SAT 47 3,307,842 49 3,821,638 49 3,949,819 19.4 3.4
Milwaukee, WI (General Mitchell Field) MKE 57 2,599,939 52 3,733,749 50 3,824,181 47.1 2.4
Total top 50b NA NA 495,081,931 NA 594,674,583 NA 572,358,453 15.6 -3.8
All airports NA NA 639,052,581 NA 726,428,614 NA 697,365,141 9.1 -4.0

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 2008 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, available at http://www.transtats.bts.gov/Databases.asp?Subject_ID=2&Subject_Desc=Freight%20%25Transport&Mode_ID2=0 as of May 05, 2009.