Table 11 Top 20 U.S. Passenger Airports

Table 11 Top 20 U.S. Passenger Airports

(Thousands of enplaned passengers on large certificated air carriers)

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Rank Airport Total enplaned passengers Rank Total enplaned passengers % change 1990-2000
1 Atlanta (Hartsfield), GA 38,256  3 22,666 69
2 Chicago (O'Hare), IL 30,888  1 25,636 20
3 Dallas/Ft.Worth, TX 27,841  2 22,899 22
4 Los Angeles, CA 25,110  4 18,434 36
5 Denver, CO 17,643  6 11,962 47
6 Phoenix (Sky Harbor), AZ 17,239  7 10,727 61
7 Detroit (Wayne County), MI 16,930  9 9,903 71
8 Las Vegas (McCarran), NV 16,739 18 7,796 115
9 Minneapolis, MN 16,710 16 8,837 89
10 San Francisco, CA 16,664  5 13,475 24
11 Houston (Intercontinental), TX 15,815 20 7,544 110
12 Newark, NJ 15,205 10 9,854 54
13 St. Louis (Lambert-St. Louis), MO 15,101 13 9,332 62
14 Orlando, FL 13,466 19 7,678 75
15 Seattle, WA 13,308 21 7,386 80
16 Miami, FL 12,655 14 9,226 37
17 Boston (Logan), MA 11,506 12 9,550 20
18 New York (LaGuardia), NY 11,426  8 10,725 7
19 Philadelphia, PA 10,973 24 6,971 57
20 New York (JFK), NY 10,648 11 9,687 10
  Top 20 airports 354,124   240,288 47.4

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

Sources: Total enplaned passengers: 1990-U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Research and Special Programs Administration, Airport Activity Statistics of Certificated Route Air Carriers, Twelve Months Ending December 31, 1990 (Washington, DC: 1991). 2000-USDOT, Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), Airport Activity Statistics of Certificated Air Carriers: Summary Tables, Twelve Months Ending December 31, 2000 (Washington, DC: 2001). Airport ranking: 1990-USDOT, FAA Statistical Handbook, Calendar Year 1990 (Washington, DC: 1990). 2000-USDOT, BTS, Airport Activity Statistics of Certificated Air Carriers: Summary Tables, Twelve Months Ending December 31, 2000 (Washington, DC: 2001).