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 (R) 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 37,098,528 1 43,869,381 1 45,192,870 21.8 3.0
Chicago, IL ( Chicago O'Hare International)) ORD 2 28,762,254 2 29,781,567 2 29,983,544 4.2 0.7
Dallas/Fort Worth, TX ( Dallas/Fort Worth International) DFW 3 24,221,233 3 27,184,184 3 27,555,896 13.8 1.4
Denver, CO ( Denver International) DEN 5 16,262,860 4 25,397,404 4 25,511,455 56.9 0.4
Los Angeles, CA ( Los Angeles International) LAX 4 20,635,458 5 24,433,941 5 24,982,954 21.1 2.2
Charlotte, NC ( Charlotte Douglas International) CLT 18 10,588,836 7 18,926,433 6 19,928,299 88.2 5.3
Phoenix, AZ ( Phoenix Sky Harbor International) PHX 6 16,231,688 6 19,444,304 7 19,221,241 18.4 -1.1
San Francisco, CA ( San Francisco International) SFO 13 12,406,057 10 17,410,143 8 18,567,216 49.7 6.6
Las Vegas, NV ( McCarran International) LAS 7 15,699,600 8 18,503,661 9 18,467,290 17.6 -0.2
Houston, TX ( George Bush Intercontinental/Houston) IAH 8 15,234,668 9 18,414,660 10 18,155,248 19.2 -1.4
New York, NY ( John F. Kennedy International) JFK 21 9,964,147 11 16,806,285 11 17,107,144 71.7 1.8
Minneapolis, MN ( Minneapolis-St Paul International) MSP 9 15,196,550 13 15,845,329 12 15,892,286 4.6 0.3
Orlando, FL ( Orlando International) MCO 14 12,174,877 12 15,851,778 13 15,594,968 28.1 -1.6
Seattle, WA ( Seattle/Tacoma International) SEA 12 12,609,157 15 15,356,755 14 15,460,449 22.6 0.7
Detroit, MI ( Detroit Metro Wayne County) DTW 10 15,053,286 14 15,544,032 15 15,424,226 2.5 -0.8
Newark, NJ ( Newark Liberty International) EWR 11 13,149,990 16 15,042,794 16 15,349,610 16.7 2.0
Miami, FL ( Miami International) MIA 16 11,167,866 17 14,910,122 17 15,316,047 37.1 2.7
Philadelphia, PA ( Philadelphia International) PHL 17 10,669,435 18 14,628,841 18 14,360,774 34.6 -1.8
Boston, MA ( Logan International) BOS 22 9,636,524 19 12,848,016 19 12,857,791 33.4 0.1
New York, NY ( LaGuardia) LGA 20 10,019,003 20 11,597,664 20 12,313,701 22.9 6.2
Baltimore, MD ( Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall) BWI 23 9,021,507 21 10,982,822 21 11,094,061 23.0 1.0
Fort Lauderdale, FL ( Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International) FLL 28 7,705,717 22 10,495,199 22 10,644,055 38.1 1.4
Salt Lake City, UT ( Salt Lake City International) SLC 27 7,717,798 23 9,701,539 23 9,579,427 24.1 -1.3
Washington, DC ( Ronald Reagan Washington National) DCA 34 5,728,315 26 8,950,426 24 9,359,654 63.4 4.6
Chicago, IL ( Chicago Midway International) MDW 25 7,839,442 25 9,013,361 25 9,264,895 18.2 2.8
Washington, DC ( Washington Dulles International) IAD 32 5,833,583 24 9,492,271 26 9,120,494 56.3 -3.9
San Diego, CA ( San Diego International) SAN 30 7,154,502 27 8,304,909 27 8,479,221 18.5 2.1
Tampa, FL ( Tampa International) TPA 29 7,329,123 28 7,966,060 28 8,005,320 9.2 0.5
Honolulu, HI ( Honolulu International) HNL 26 7,769,305 29 7,489,193 29 7,961,154 2.5 6.3
Portland, OR ( Portland International) PDX 33 5,824,077 30 6,737,919 30 7,076,710 21.5 5.0
St. Louis, MO ( Lambert-St. Louis International) STL 15 11,942,685 31 6,129,378 31 6,178,781 -48.3 0.8
Houston, TX ( William P Hobby) HOU 45 3,817,886 33 4,752,568 32 5,040,709 32.0 6.1
Kansas City, MO ( Kansas City International) MCI 35 5,115,415 32 4,999,806 33 4,856,267 -5.1 -2.9
Oakland, CA ( Metropolitan Oakland International) OAK 31 6,005,435 36 4,454,792 34 4,851,495 -19.2 8.9
Nashville, TN ( Nashville International) BNA 44 3,832,390 35 4,652,635 35 4,777,315 24.7 2.7
Austin, TX ( Austin - Bergstrom International) AUS 48 3,171,120 37 4,436,486 36 4,605,401 45.2 3.8
Raleigh/Durham, NC ( Raleigh-Durham International) RDU 43 3,844,928 38 4,429,872 37 4,458,715 16.0 0.7
Sacramento, CA ( Sacramento International) SMF 41 4,107,981 40 4,354,762 38 4,326,178 5.3 -0.7
Cleveland, OH ( Cleveland-Hopkins International) CLE 37 5,062,799 39 4,382,545 39 4,305,839 -15.0 -1.8
Santa Ana, CA ( John Wayne Airport-Orange County) SNA 42 3,916,778 43 4,209,864 40 4,300,976 9.8 2.2
New Orleans, LA ( Louis Armstrong New Orleans International) MSY 39 4,558,425 42 4,229,707 41 4,273,944 -6.2 1.0
San Juan, PR ( Luis Munoz Marin International) SJU 40 4,484,454 47 3,871,192 42 4,073,344 -9.2 5.2
San Jose, CA ( Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International) SJC 36 5,096,173 44 4,057,137 43 4,028,860 -20.9 -0.7
Dallas, TX ( Dallas Love Field) DAL 54 2,817,130 48 3,851,525 44 3,900,854 38.5 1.3
Pittsburgh, PA ( Pittsburgh International) PIT 24 7,869,004 45 4,047,004 45 3,866,507 -50.9 -4.5
San Antonio, TX ( San Antonio International) SAT 49 3,113,965 46 3,906,700 46 3,863,661 24.1 -1.1
Milwaukee, WI ( General Mitchell International) MKE 58 2,562,945 34 4,662,528 47 3,698,097 44.3 -20.7
Indianapolis, IN ( Indianapolis International) IND 47 3,263,867 49 3,657,025 48 3,569,115 9.4 -2.4
Fort Myers, FL ( Southwest Florida International) RSW 59 2,479,163 50 3,633,111 49 3,507,186 41.5 -3.5
Memphis, TN ( Memphis International) MEM 38 4,717,111 41 4,336,363 50 3,352,014 -28.9 -22.7
Top 50 U.S. Airports, totalb NA NA 489,565,065 NA 567,985,993 NA 573,663,258 17.2 1.0
All airports NA NA 622,460,712 NA 687,860,706 NA 692,260,306 11.2 0.6

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.

b The total 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 the earlier years.

NOTES

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, Air Carrier Summary Data (Form 41 and 298C Summary Data), T-3 Data, available at http://transtats.bts.gov/DataIndex.asp as of Apr. 1, 2013.