Table 1-44: Passengers Boarded at the Top 50 U.S. Airports (a)

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(Ranked by Passenger Enplanements in 2012)

Airport Code 2002 2011 2012 Percent change 2002-2012 Percent change 2011-2012
Rank Total Enplaned Passengers Rank Total Enplaned Passengers Rank Total Enplaned Passengers
Atlanta, GA (Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International) ATL 1 37,732,850 1 44,273,809 1 45,739,248 21.2 3.3
Chicago, IL (Chicago O'Hare International) ORD 2 30,750,009 2 31,887,149 2 32,169,801 4.6 0.9
Los Angeles, CA (Los Angeles International) LAX 3 26,256,697 3 30,525,568 3 31,364,408 19.5 2.7
Dallas/Fort Worth, TX (Dallas/Fort Worth International) DFW 4 24,515,005 4 27,457,009 4 28,017,715 14.3 2.0
Denver, CO (Denver International) DEN 5 16,555,805 5 25,666,527 5 25,798,686 55.8 0.5
New York, NY (John F. Kennedy International) JFK 11 14,604,169 6 23,662,958 6 24,535,738 68.0 3.7
San Francisco, CA (San Francisco International) SFO 13 14,396,782 7 20,056,305 7 21,302,981 48.0 6.2
Charlotte, NC (Charlotte Douglas International) CLT 20 10,620,345 11 19,021,069 8 20,031,188 88.6 5.3
Las Vegas, NV (McCarran International) LAS 7 15,887,457 8 19,753,932 9 19,849,306 24.9 0.5
Phoenix, AZ (Phoenix Sky Harbor International) PHX 6 16,449,738 9 19,749,531 10 19,555,233 18.9 -1.0
Houston, TX (George Bush Intercontinental/Houston) IAH 8 15,828,131 10 19,303,126 11 19,047,938 20.3 -1.3
Miami, FL (Miami International) MIA 14 14,028,561 12 18,339,761 12 18,985,575 35.3 3.5
Orlando, FL (Orlando International) MCO 15 12,918,987 13 17,267,097 13 17,159,144 32.8 -0.6
Newark, NJ (Newark Liberty International) EWR 12 14,492,494 14 16,812,041 14 17,053,599 17.7 1.4
Seattle, WA (Seattle/Tacoma International) SEA 16 12,881,663 15 15,941,670 15 16,094,355 24.9 1.0
Minneapolis, MN (Minneapolis-St Paul International) MSP 9 15,301,472 16 15,887,842 16 15,937,515 4.2 0.3
Detroit, MI (Detroit Metro Wayne County) DTW 10 15,218,266 17 15,715,268 17 15,599,412 2.5 -0.7
Philadelphia, PA (Philadelphia International) PHL 18 10,998,956 18 14,881,319 18 14,588,444 32.6 -2.0
Boston, MA (Logan International) BOS 19 10,806,333 19 14,170,082 19 14,292,842 32.3 0.9
New York, NY (LaGuardia) LGA 21 10,386,303 20 11,988,842 20 12,818,461 23.4 6.9
Fort Lauderdale, FL (Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International) FLL 25 8,040,161 21 11,342,990 21 11,444,558 42.3 0.9
Baltimore, MD (Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall) BWI 23 9,151,106 23 11,007,261 22 11,125,066 21.6 1.1
Washington, DC (Washington Dulles International) IAD 31 6,907,376 22 11,041,257 23 10,807,442 56.5 -2.1
Salt Lake City, UT (Salt Lake City International) SLC 28 7,749,115 24 9,700,405 24 9,578,422 23.6 -1.3
Washington, DC (Ronald Reagan Washington National) DCA 34 5,816,286 26 9,052,709 25 9,461,660 62.7 4.5
Chicago, IL (Chicago Midway International) MDW 26 7,868,741 25 9,130,533 26 9,430,545 19.8 3.3
Honolulu, HI (Honolulu International) HNL 24 9,081,093 27 8,621,211 27 9,203,735 1.4 6.8
San Diego, CA (San Diego International) SAN 30 7,278,376 28 8,461,733 28 8,684,277 19.3 2.6
Tampa, FL (Tampa International) TPA 29 7,480,402 29 8,173,686 29 8,215,487 9.8 0.5
Portland, OR (Portland International) PDX 33 5,840,014 30 6,808,236 30 7,141,802 22.3 4.9
St. Louis, MO (Lambert-St. Louis International) STL 17 11,957,889 31 6,158,181 31 6,194,708 -48.2 0.6
Houston, TX (William P Hobby) HOU 45 3,816,286 33 4,752,482 32 5,040,700 32.1 6.1
Oakland, CA (Metropolitan Oakland International) OAK 32 6,029,975 36 4,547,163 33 4,921,502 -18.4 8.2
Kansas City, MO (Kansas City International) MCI 36 5,116,112 32 5,007,299 34 4,864,327 -4.9 -2.9
Nashville, TN (Nashville International) BNA 44 3,851,047 34 4,671,423 35 4,795,794 24.5 2.7
Austin, TX (Austin - Bergstrom International) AUS 48 3,179,567 38 4,435,590 36 4,605,481 44.8 3.8
Raleigh/Durham, NC (Raleigh-Durham International) RDU 42 3,948,851 37 4,459,833 37 4,488,419 13.7 0.6
Santa Ana, CA (John Wayne Airport-Orange County) SNA 43 3,916,778 43 4,247,829 38 4,380,215 11.8 3.1
Sacramento, CA (Sacramento International) SMF 41 4,119,907 40 4,370,600 39 4,357,405 5.8 -0.3
Cleveland, OH (Cleveland-Hopkins International) CLE 37 5,024,979 39 4,400,631 40 4,346,588 -13.5 -1.2
New Orleans, LA (Louis Armstrong New Orleans International) MSY 39 4,591,328 42 4,254,320 41 4,292,706 -6.5 0.9
San Juan, PR (Luis Munoz Marin International) SJU 40 4,575,690 47 3,982,885 42 4,203,105 -8.1 5.5
San Jose, CA (Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International) SJC 35 5,149,670 44 4,103,505 43 4,074,697 -20.9 -0.7
San Antonio, TX (San Antonio International) SAT 47 3,180,246 46 3,991,385 44 4,036,007 26.9 1.1
Dallas, TX (Dallas Love Field) DAL 53 2,815,993 48 3,851,924 45 3,900,666 38.5 1.3
Pittsburgh, PA (Pittsburgh International) PIT 27 7,856,243 45 4,068,935 46 3,890,525 -50.5 -4.4
Milwaukee, WI (General Mitchell International) MKE 57 2,535,351 35 4,670,322 47 3,707,152 46.2 -20.6
Fort Myers, FL (Southwest Florida International) RSW 58 2,524,290 49 3,747,922 48 3,630,592 43.8 -3.1
Indianapolis, IN (Indianapolis International) IND 46 3,255,456 50 3,652,402 49 3,565,217 9.5 -2.4
Memphis, TN (Memphis International) MEM 38 4,776,374 41 4,343,630 50 3,359,100 -29.7 -22.7
Top 50 U.S. Airports, totalb     516,481,534   603,419,187   611,689,489 18.4 1.4
All U.S. airports     615,574,375   723,966,508   731,321,690 18.8 1.0

aIncludes passengers enplaned on U.S. carrier scheduled domestic and international service and foreign carrier scheduled international service from the United States.

bThe 2002 and 2011 totals for the top 50 airports will not sum from the individual airports because some top 50 airports in 2012 were not in the top 50 in earlier years.

NOTES

Previous versions of this table included only U.S. air carriers and are not comparable. Beginning in October 2002, data reports were expanded to include data for carriers that fly aircraft with 60 seats or less or having a payload capacity of 18,000 lbs or less.

SOURCE

U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Office of Airline Information, T-100 Market (All Carriers), available at http://transtats.bts.gov/ as of Nov. 25, 2013.