4-11 Top 20 U.S. Passenger Airports: 1998 v. 2008 Rankings

4-11 Top 20 U.S. Passenger Airports: 1998 v. 2008 Rankings

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(Thousands of enplaned passengers on large certificated air carriers)

Airport 1998 2008 % Change 1998-2008
Rank Total enplaned passengers Rank Total enplaned passengers
Atlanta, GA 1 34,951 1 43,251 23.7
Chicago (O'Hare), IL 2 33,002 2 31,358 -5.0
Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX 3 28,289 3 26,839 -5.1
Denver, CO 5 16,929 4 23,920 41.3
Los Angeles, CA 4 22,874 5 22,440 -1.9
Las Vegas, NV 11 14,033 6 19,887 41.7
Houston (G. Bush), TX 13 13,784 7 19,414 40.8
Phoenix, AZ 8 15,045 8 19,209 27.7
Charlotte, NC 20 10,242 9 17,193 67.9
New York (JFK), NY 21 10,076 10 16,964 68.4
Detroit, MI 7 15,113 11 16,752 10.8
Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN 12 13,909 12 16,317 17.3
Orlando, FL 16 11,931 13 16,122 35.1
Newark, NJ 9 14,564 14 16,112 10.6
San Francisco, CA 6 16,684 15 15,728 -5.7
Philadelphia, PA 19 10,286 16 15,267 48.4
Seattle, WA 15 12,243 17 15,207 24.2
Miami, FL 14 13,265 18 13,578 2.4
Boston, MA 17 10,704 19 11,599 8.4
New York (La Guardia), NY 18 10,356 20 11,173 7.9
Top 20 airports 332,415 388,330 16.8
Top 20, percentage of totala 52.0 55.6 3.6
All airports 639,053 698,528 9.3

a The value in the last column is the difference in percentages from 2007 to 2008.

Notes: The 1998 top 20 airports total does not reflect the total of this table because some airports that appeared in the 1998 top 20 did not appear in the 2008 top 20. New York (JFK), NY, was not in the top 20 in 1998. St. Louis (STL), MO, was in the top 20 in 1998 but not in 2008.

Source: U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Schedule T-3 Data, special tabulation, September 2009 as reported in U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, National Transportation Statistics, table 1-41, available at http://www.bts.gov as of January 2010.