4-10 Top 20 U.S. Passenger Airports: 1997 and 2007

4-10 Top 20 U.S. Passenger Airports: 1997 and 2007

Thousands of enplaned passengers on large certificated air carriers

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Airport 1997 2007 % change 1997-2007
Rank Total enplaned passengers Rank Total enplaned passengers
Atlanta, GA 1 32,693 1 42,082 29
Chicago (O'Hare), IL 2 31,154 2 33,428 7
Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX 3 27,294 3 27,991 3
Los Angeles, CA 4 22,352 4 23,707 6
Denver, CO 6 16,002 5 23,350 46
Las Vegas, NV 12 13,689 6 21,466 57
Phoenix, AZ 8 14,331 7 20,564 43
Houston (G. Bush), TX 13 12,695 8 19,925 57
Detroit, MI 7 14,822 9 17,246 16
Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN 9 13,864 10 16,792 21
Newark, NJ 11 13,800 11 16,608 20
New York (JFK), NY 20 9,757 12 16,599 70
Orlando, FL 15 11,701 13 16,573 42
Charlotte, NC 18 10,358 14 16,167 56
Seattle, WA 16 11,688 15 14,912 28
San Francisco, CA 5 16,820 16 14,730 -12
Philadelphia, PA 21 9,716 17 14,307 47
Miami, FL 14 12,097 18 13,399 11
Boston, MA 17 10,463 19 12,449 19
New York (La Guardia), NY 19 9,868 20 11,959 21
Top 20 airports   315,166   394,255 25
All airports   570,928   717,847 26

Note: Airports are ranked based on 2007 data. Philadelphia, PA, was not in the top 20 in 1997.

Source: U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Schedule T-3 data, special tabulation, October 2008.