Table 4-6: Top 50 Airports by Passengers Enplaned

Table 4-6: Top 50 Airports by Passengers Enplaned

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Airport Rank in 2003 Number of enplanements
1993 2002 2003
Atlanta, GA (Hartsfield Intl.) 1 22,295,205 37,070,492 38,228,500
Chicago, IL (O'Hare Intl.) 2 28,459,367 28,356,224 30,797,513
Dallas / Ft. Worth, TX (Dallas / Ft. Worth Intl.) 3 24,653,530 24,072,162 24,502,273
Los Angeles, CA (Los Angeles Intl.) 4 18,445,337 20,320,299 20,913,455
Denver, CO (Denver Intl.) 5 14,210,166 16,053,940 17,271,507
Phoenix, AZ (Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl.) 6 11,294,603 15,897,012 17,175,804
Las Vegas, NV (McCarran Intl.) 7 10,117,974 15,575,101 16,701,764
Houston, TX (George Bush Intercontinental) 8 8,696,901 15,223,638 15,495,455
Minneapolis, MN (Minneapolis-St. Paul Intl.) 9 10,377,457 15,045,630 15,362,399
Detroit, MI (Wayne County) 10 11,044,509 14,859,952 14,656,475
Newark, NJ (Newark) 11 10,969,567 13,113,997 13,087,544
Seattle, WA (Seattle-Tacoma Intl.) 12 9,010,385 12,577,597 12,787,620
San Francisco, CA (San Francisco Intl.) 13 14,003,556 12,250,289 12,227,636
Orlando, FL (Orlando Intl.) 14 8,724,950 12,127,425 12,049,112
Miami, FL (Miami Intl.) 15 10,137,504 11,125,611 11,049,687
New York, NY (John F. Kennedy Intl.) 16 8,257,682 9,930,102 10,745,946
Cincinnati, OH (Greater Cincinnati) 17 5,128,274 9,492,938 10,257,408
Philadelphia, PA (Philadelphia Intl.) 18 7,294,135 10,323,655 10,185,272
New York, NY (La Guardia) 19 9,340,107 9,713,965 10,135,517
Charlotte, NC (Douglas Muni.) 20 7,805,221 10,154,889 9,572,721
Boston, MA (Logan Intl.) 21 10,206,730 9,484,401 9,536,108
Baltimore, MD (Baltimore-Washington Intl.) 22 3,952,301 8,962,712 9,408,706
St. Louis, MO (Lambert-St. Louis Muni.) 23 9,902,321 11,765,453 9,302,358
Salt Lake City, UT (Salt Lake City Intl.) 24 7,147,123 7,254,485 8,874,157
Chicago, IL (Midway) 25 2,978,283 7,829,471 8,655,912
Miami / Ft. Lauderdale, FL (Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood Intl.) 26 3,879,308 7,662,281 8,045,678
Honolulu, HI (Honolulu Intl.) 27 8,484,364 7,734,079 7,485,240
San Diego, CA (San Diego Intl.-Lindbergh) 28 5,699,382 7,082,934 7,428,369
Tampa, FL (Tampa Intl.) 29 4,576,551 7,260,166 7,327,728
Washington, DC (Dulles Intl.) 30 3,982,251 5,404,106 6,926,067
Oakland, CA (Oakland Metropolitan Intl.) 31 3,577,588 5,968,718 6,542,940
Washington, DC (Ronald Reagan Washington National) 32 7,186,011 5,551,990 6,067,824
Portland, OR (Portland Intl.) 33 4,187,972 5,784,838 5,950,495
Pittsburgh, PA (Greater Pittsburgh) 34 8,383,674 7,528,104 5,853,499
San Jose, CA (Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl.) 35 3,186,195 5,067,502 5,026,697
Kansas City, MO (Kansas City Intl.) 36 3,778,822 5,073,709 4,805,884
Cleveland, OH (Hopkins Intl.) 37 3,890,066 5,016,032 4,802,602
New Orleans, LA (New Orleans Intl.) 38 3,281,874 4,545,152 4,553,564
San Juan, PR (Luis Munoz Marin Intl.) 39 4,150,438 4,472,230 4,543,833
Memphis, TN (Memphis Intl.) 40 3,238,706 4,537,659 4,504,679
Sacramento, CA (Sacramento Intl.) 41 2,538,181 4,052,945 4,361,647
Santa Ana, CA (John Wayne Intl.) 42 2,854,297 3,889,774 4,220,145
Nashville, TN (Metropolitan) 43 3,815,882 3,753,291 3,768,227
Raleigh-Durham, NC (Raleigh-Durham) 44 4,203,390 3,753,975 3,726,659
Houston, TX (William P. Hobby) 45 4,061,425 3,817,754 3,702,964
Indianapolis, IN (Indianapolis Intl.) 46 2,712,888 3,206,486 3,412,072
Austin, TX (Robert Muller Muni.) 47 2,268,486 3,150,412 3,125,082
San Antonio, TX (San Antonio Intl.) 48 2,753,008 3,100,390 3,055,642
Ontario, CA (Ontario Intl.) 49 3,025,640 2,979,565 3,021,059
Hartford / Springfield / Westfield CT (Bradley Intl.) 50 2,169,082 3,047,535 3,011,045
Top 50 airports, total   386,338,669 482,023,067 494,250,490
United States, all airports   466,677,495 574,858,880 593,974,008
Top 50 as % of all enplanements   83 84 83

NOTE: Rank order by total enplaned passengers on large certificated U.S. air carriers (Majors, Nationals, Large Regionals, and Medium Regionals), scheduled and nonscheduled operations, at all airports served within the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and other U.S. areas designated by the Federal Aviation Administration. These air carriers operate aircraft with more than 60 seats or a payload capacity of more than 18,000 pounds. Data for commuter and foreign-flag air carriers are not included. Data differ from those in table 1-10 which include enplaned passengers on air carriers of all types, including foreign-flag carriers.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Office of Airline Information, Schedule T-3 data, Washington, DC: various years.