Table 10 Top 20 U.S. Passenger Airports

Table 10 Top 20 U.S. Passenger Airports

(Thousands of enplaned passengers on large, certificated air carriers)

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1999 1989
Rank Airport Total enplaned passengers Rank Total enplaned passengers % change 1989-99
1 Atlanta (Hartsfield), GA 37,224 3 20,398 82
2 Chicago (O'Hare), IL 31,657 1 25,664 23
3 Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX 27,593 2 22,623 22
4 Los Angeles, CA 24,024 4 18,583 29
5 Denver, CO 17,493 6 12,320 42
6 Detroit (Wayne Co.), MI 16,565 11 9,739 70
7 San Francisco, CA 16,541 5 13,326 24
8 Phoenix (Sky Harbor), AZ 16,083 8 10,166 58
9 Minneapolis, MN 15,390 16 8,460 82
10 Las Vegas (McCarran), NV 15,361 21 7,027 119
11 St. Louis (Lambert-St. Louis), MO 14,930 13 9,396 59
12 Newark, NJ 14,905 10 9,822 52
13 Houston (Intercontinental), TX 14,735 20 7,030 110
14 Seattle, WA 13,062 19 7,060 85
15 Miami, FL 12,721 15 8,591 48
16 Orlando, FL 12,539 18 7,373 70
17 Boston (Logan), MA 11,078 12 9,661 15
18 New York (LaGuardia), NY 10,780 7 12,320 -12
19 Philadelphia, PA 10,342 24 6,247 66
20 New York
(John F. Kennedy), NY
10,138 9 10,081 1
  Top 20 airports 343,161   235,887 51.6

Note: Numbers may not add to totals due to rounding.

Sources: Total enplaned passengers: 1989—U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Research and Special Programs Administration, Airport Activity Statistics of Certificated Route Air Carriers, 12 Months Ending December 31, 1989 (Washington, DC: 1990), table 1. 1999—USDOT, Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), Airport Activity Statistics of Certificated Air Carriers: Summary Tables, Twelve Months Ending December 31, 1999 (Washington, DC: In press). Airport ranking: 1989—USDOT, FAA, FAA Statistical Handbook, Calendar Year 1989 (Washington, DC: 1989), table 4.11. 1999–USDOT, BTS, Airport Activity Statistics of Certificated Air Carriers: Summary Tables, Twelve Months Ending December 31, 1999 (Washington, DC: In press).