Table 4-8 Top 20 U.S. Gateways for Nonstop International Air Travel: 2004 and 2005

Table 4-8 Top 20 U.S. Gateways for Nonstop International Air Travel: 2004 and 2005

(Thousands of international passengersa)

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2005 rank Gateway airport 2004 2005 % change 2004-2005
1 New York (JFK), NY 17,090 18,502 8.3
2 Los Angeles, CA 15,843 16,858 6.4
3 Miami, FL 14,565 14,621 0.4
4 Chicago (O'Hare), IL 10,231 11,013 7.6
5 Newark, NJ 8,702 9,133 4.9
6 San Francisco, CA 7,293 7,840 7.5
7 Atlanta, GA 6,843 7,453 8.9
8 Houston (Bush), TX 6,213 6,571 5.8
9 Dallas-Ft. Worth, TX 4,680 5,146 10
10 Washington (Dulles), DC 4,527 4,792 5.8
11 Honolulu, HI 4,323 4,410 2
12 Boston, MA 3,798 3,902 2.7
13 Detroit, MI 3,616 3,823 5.7.
14 Philadelphia, PA 3,624 3,694 1.9
15 Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN 2,523 2,599 3
16 Guam Island, GU 2,282 2,456 7.6
17 Seattle-Tacoma, WA 2,336 2,356 0.8
18 Fort Lauderdale, FL 1,624 2,181 34.3
19 Orlando, FL 2,027 2,161 6.6
20 San Juan, PR 2,027 2,039 0.6
Total, top 20 U.S. international airports 124,350 131,550 5.8
Top 20, percentage of total 87 87.2  
Total, all U.S. international airports 142,242 150,939 6.1

a International passengers are residents of any country traveling nonstop to and from the United States on U.S. and foreign carriers.

Note: The data cover all passengers arriving and departing from U.S. airports on nonstop commercial international flights with 60 seats or more.

Source: U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Office of Airline Information, T-100 Segment data, February 2006.