Table 11-2c Top 20 U.S. Airports by Flight Operations: 1996

Table 11-2c
Top 20 U.S. Airports by Flight Operations: 1996

(Number of flight operations (landings plus take-offs). Length and altitude in meters)

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Airport name Number of flight operationsa Length of longest runway Altitude above sea level International
airport?
Chicago/O'Hare Int'l, IL 906,787 3,962 204 Yes
Dallas/Ft Worth Int'l, TX 874,735 4,085 184 Yes
Los Angeles Int'l, CA 760,482 3,685 38 Yes
Atlanta Int'l, GA 758,311 3,624 313 Yes
Detroit Metro Wayne, MI 536,892 3,658 195 Yes
Miami Int'l, FL 528,816 3,962 3 Yes
Phoenix/Sky Harbor Int'l, AZ 514,767 3,353 345 Yes
St. Louis Int'l, MO 508,012 3,359 184 Yes
Minneapolis/St. Paul Int'l, MN 479,807 3,355 256 Yes
Boston/Logan Int'l, MA 464,360 3,073 6 Yes
Las Vegas/McCarran Int'l, NV 442,250 4,421 664 Yes
Charlotte/Douglas Int'l, NC 455,751 3,048 228 Yes
Newark, NJ 454,191 2,835 5.5 Yes
Denver Int'l, CO 452,328 3,658 1,655 Yes
Pittsburgh Greater Int'l, PA 443,158 3,505 367 Yes
San Francisco, CA 425,433 3,618 3 Yes
Philadelphia Int'l, PA 411,493 3,200 7 Yes
Cincinnati Greater Int'l, KYb 399,989 3,353 273 Yes
Houston Intercontinental, TX 395,794 3,658 30 Yes
Seattle/Tacoma Int'l, WA 395,022 3,627 131 Yes

aIncludes all civilian operations (air carriers, air taxis and general aviation), excluding local movements. For the definition of local movements, see Appendix B.

bCincinnati Greater International Airport is in Kentucky.

SOURCES

U.S. Department of Transportation. Federal Aviation Administration. Statistical Handbook of Aviation-1996. (Washington, DC: 1997).

U.S. Department of Transportation. Federal Aviation Administration. Office of Aviation Policy and Plans. Information Systems Branch. Private communication. (Washington, DC: 1998).

U.S. Department of Transportation. Federal Aviation Administration. Office of Airport Safety and Standards. Airport Safety and Operations Division. Special tabulation. (Washington, DC: 1998).