4-10 Top 20 U.S. Passenger Airports: 1996 and 2006

4-10 Top 20 U.S. Passenger Airports: 1996 and 2006

(Thousands of enplaned passengers on large certificated air carriers)

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Airport 1996 2006 % change 1996-2006
Rank Total enplaned passengers Rank Total enplaned passengers
Atlanta (Hartsfield), GA 2 30,407 1 40,777 34
Chicago (O'Hare), IL 1 30,526 2 34,538 13
Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX 3 26,640 3 28,351 6
Los Angeles, CA 4 22,799 4 23,112 1
Denver, CO 6 15,246 5 22,481 47
Las Vegas (McCarran), NV 9 14,166 6 21,152 49
Phoenix (Sky Harbor), AZ 7 14,808 7 20,362 38
Houston (George Bush), TX 14 11,622 8 19,706 70
Detroit (Wayne County), MI 8 14,117 9 17,291 22
Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN 12 12,616 10 17,135 36
Newark, NJ 11 12,952 11 16,272 26
Orlando, FL 16 10,847 12 15,859 46
Philadelphia, PA 24 8,572 13 15,049 76
New York (John F. Kennedy), NY 19 9,704 14 15,041 55
Charlotte (Douglas), NC 18 10,008 15 14,677 47
Seattle, WA 15 11,487 16 14,291 24
San Francisco, CA 5 16,308 17 13,907 -15
Miami, FL 12 11,908 18 12,955 9
New York (La Guardia), NY 20 9,594 19 12,472 30
Boston, MA 17 10,654 20 12,275 15
Top 20 airports   309,906   387,706 25
All airports   592,891   703,377 19

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

Source: U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Schedule T-3 data, special tabulation, October 2007.