Table 12 Top 20 U.S. Passenger Airports

Table 12 Top 20 U.S. Passenger Airports

(Thousands of enplaned passengers on large certificated air carriers)

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Airport 2001 1991 % change 1991-2001
Rank Total enplaned passengers Rank Total enplaned passengers
Atlanta (Hartsfield), GA 1 36,384 4 17,691 105
Chicago (O'Hare), IL 2 28,626 1 26,053 10
Dallas/Ft.Worth, TX 3 25,198 2 22,834 10
Los Angeles, CA 4 22,873 3 18,335 25
Phoenix (Sky Harbor), AZ 5 16,540 7 10,981 51
Denver, CO 6 16,397 6 12,461 32
Las Vegas (McCarran), NV 7 16,121 14 9,011 79
Minneapolis, MN 8 15,648 12 9,207 70
Houston (Intercontinental), TX 9 15,640 18 7,850 99
Detroit (Wayne County), MI 10 15,467 8 9,800 58
San Francisco, CA 11 13,863 5 14,038 -1
Newark, NJ 12 13,823 9 9,742 42
St. Louis (Lambert-St. Louis), MO 13 12,864 10 9,453 36
Seattle, WA 14 12,705 21 7,723 65
Orlando, FL 15 12,620 19 7,755 63
Miami, FL 16 11,505 11 9,350 23
Philadelphia, PA 17 10,387 24 6,553 59
New York (LaGuardia), NY 18 10,311 13 9,195 12
Charlotte (Douglas), NC 19 10,226 22 7,679 33
Boston (Logan), MA 20 10,017 15 8,917 12
Top 20 airports   327,216   234,674 39

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

Sources: Total enplaned passengers: 1991-USDOT, Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), Airport Activity Statistics of Certificated Air Carriers: Summary Tables, Twelve Months Ending December 31, 1991 (Washington, DC: 1992). 2001-USDOT, BTS, Airport Activity Statistics of Certificated Air Carriers: Summary Tables, Twelve Months Ending December 31, 2001 (Washington, DC: 2002). Airport ranking: 1991-USDOT, FAA Statistical Handbook, Calendar Year 1990 (Washington, DC: 1990). 2001-USDOT, BTS, Airport Activity Statistics of Certificated Air Carriers: Summary Tables, Twelve Months Ending December 31, 2001 (Washington, DC: 2002).