Table 16 Top 20 U.S. Passenger Airports

Table 16 Top 20 U.S. Passenger Airports

(Thousands of enplaned passengers on large certificated air carriers)

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Airport 1993 2003 % change
1993-2003
Rank Total
enplaned passengers
Rank Total
enplaned passengers
Atlanta (Hartsfield), GA 3 22,295 1 38,229 71.5
Chicago (O'Hare), IL 1 28,459 2 30,798 8.2
Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX 2 24,654 3 24,502 -0.6
Los Angeles, CA 4 18,445 4 20,913 13.4
Denver, CO 5 14,210 5 17,272 21.5
Phoenix (Sky Harbor), AZ 7 11,294 6 17,176 52.1
Las Vegas (McCarran), NV 13 10,118 7 16,702 65.1
Houston (Intercontinental), TX 18 8,697 8 15,495 78.2
Minneapolis, MN 10 10,377 9 15,362 48
Detroit (Wayne County), MI 8 11,045 10 14,656 32.7
Newark, NJ 9 10,970 11 13,088 19.3
Seattle, WA 16 9,010 12 12,788 41.9
San Francisco, CA 6 14,004 13 12,228 -12.7
Orlando, FL 17 8,725 14 12,049 38.1
Miami, FL 12 10,138 15 11,050 9
New York (John F. Kennedy), NY 21 8,258 16 10,746 30.1
Cincinnati, OH 27 5,128 17 10,257 100
Philadelphia, PA 23 7,294 18 10,185 39.6
New York (La Guardia), NY 15 9,340 19 10,136 8.5
Charlotte (Douglas), NC 22 7,805 20 9,573 22.6
Top 20 airports   250,266   323,205 29.1
All airports   466,677   593,974 27.3

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

Source: U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Office of Airline Information, Schedule T-3 data, special tabulation, October 2004.