Table 14 Top 20 U.S. Passenger Airports

Table 14 Top 20 U.S. Passenger Airports

(Thousands of enplaned passengers on large certificated air carriers)

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Airport 2002 1992 % change 1992-2002
Rank Total enplaned passengers Rank Total enplaned passengers
Atlanta, GA (Hartsfield Intl.) 1 37,070 3 19,705 88.1
Chicago, IL (O'Hare Intl.) 2 28,356 1 28,948 -2.0
Dallas / Ft. Worth, TX (Dallas / Ft. Worth Intl.) 3 24,072 2 24,671 -2.4
Los Angeles, CA (Los Angeles Intl.) 4 20,320 4 18,395 10.5
Denver, CO (Denver Intl.) 5 16,054 6 13,595 18.1
Phoenix, AZ (Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl.) 6 15,897 7 10,787 47.4
Las Vegas, NV (McCarran Intl.) 7 15,575 12 9,347 66.6
Houston, TX (George Bush Intercontinental) 8 15,224 21 8,358 82.1
Minneapolis, MN (Minneapolis-St. Paul Intl.) 9 15,046 11 10,055 49.6
Detroit, MI (Wayne County) 10 14,860 10 10,425 42.5
Newark, NJ (Newark) 11 13,114 8 10,479 25.1
Seattle, WA (Seattle-Tacoma Intl.) 12 12,578 19 8,572 46.7
San Francisco, CA (San Francisco Intl.) 13 12,250 5 14,208 -13.8
Orlando, FL (Orlando Intl.) 14 12,127 16 8,765 38.4
St. Louis, MO (Lambert-St. Louis Muni.) 15 11,765 9 10,436 12.7
Miami, FL (Miami Intl.) 16 11,126 15 9,076 26.9
Philadelphia, PA (Philadelphia Intl.) 17 10,324 23 6,968 48.1
Charlotte, NC (Douglas Muni.) 18 10,155 22 8,239 23.3
New York, NY (John F. Kennedy Intl.) 19 9,930 20 8,468 17.3
New York, NY (La Guardia) 20 9,714 14 9,252 5.0
Top 20 airports   315,557   248,750 26.9
All airports   574,820   454,060 26.6

Notes: Numbers may not add to 100 due to rounding.

Source: U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Office of Airline Information, Schedule T-3 data, special tabulation, Dec. 2002.