3-7 Top 20 U.S. Passenger Airports: 1999 v. 2009 Rankings

3-7 Top 20 U.S. Passenger Airports: 1999 v. 2009 Rankings

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(Thousands of enplaned passengers on large certificated air carriers)

Airport 1999 2009 % Change 1999-2009
Rank Total enplaned passengers Rank Total enplaned passengers
Atlanta, GA 1 37,232 1 41,876 12.5
Chicago (O'Hare), IL 2 31,658 2 28,994 -8.4
Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX 3 27,593 3 26,333 -4.6
Denver, CO 5 17,502 4 23,722 35.5
Los Angeles, CA 4 24,044 5 21,677 -9.8
Houston (G. Bush), TX 13 14,735 6 18,610 26.3
Phoenix, AZ 8 16,090 7 18,329 13.9
Las Vegas, NV 10 15,367 8 18,314 19.2
Charlotte, NC 21 9,442 9 17,078 80.9
New York (JFK), NY 20 10,138 10 16,192 59.7
San Francisco, CA 7 16,563 11 15,997 -3.4
Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN 9 15,391 12 15,506 0.7
Newark, NJ 12 14,912 13 15,209 2.0
Orlando, FL 16 12,564 14 15,063 19.9
Detroit, MI 6 16,570 15 15,042 -9.2
Seattle, WA 14 13,064 16 14,720 12.7
Philadelphia, PA 19 10,347 17 14,714 42.2
Miami, FL 15 12,764 18 13,390 4.9
Boston, MA 17 11,091 19 11,378 2.6
New York (La Guardia), NY 18 10,805 20 10,751 -0.5
Top 20 airports   343,360   372,894 8.6
Top 20, percentage of totala   56.1   56.2 0.1
All airports   611,582   663,173 8.4

a The value in the last column is the percent change in total enplaned passengers from 1999 to 2009.

Notes: The 1999 top 20 airports total does not reflect the total of this table because some airports that appeared in the 1999 top 20 did not appear in the 2009 top 20. Charlotte, NC, was not in the top 20 in 1999. St. Louis (STL), MO, was in the top 20 in 1999 but not in 2009.

Source: U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Schedule T-3 Data, special tabulation, April 2010 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/publications/national_transportation_statistics/ as of August 2010.