Table 4-6: Top 50 Airports by Passengers Enplaned on Large U.S. Carriers: 1994, 2003, and 2004

Table 4-6: Top 50 Airports by Passengers Enplaned on Large U.S. Carriers: 1994, 2003, and 2004

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Airport Rank in 2004 Number of enplanements
1994 2003 2004
Atlanta, GA (William B. Hartsfield-Atlanta Intl.) 1 25,630,394 38,177,371 40,399,034
Chicago, IL (Chicago O'Hare Intl.) 2 29,699,672 30,812,162 33,652,789
Dallas/Ft.Worth, TX (Dallas/Ft Worth Intl.) 3 25,117,383 24,545,327 27,563,022
Los Angeles, CA (Los Angeles Intl.) 4 19,720,695 20,905,026 22,892,208
Denver, CO (Denver Intl.) 5 14,640,436 17,275,174 19,855,508
Las Vegas, NV (McCarran Intl.) 6 10,435,471 16,844,129 19,412,617
Phoenix, AZ (Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl.) 7 12,426,722 17,175,590 19,122,960
Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN (Minneapolis-St Paul Intl.) 8 10,455,509 15,429,330 17,282,235
Detroit, MI (Detroit Metro Wayne County) 9 11,822,011 14,680,619 16,784,352
Houston, TX (George Bush Intercontinental) 10 9,625,775 15,576,520 16,706,616
Newark, NJ (Newark Intl.) 11 11,782,200 13,116,172 14,026,230
Orlando, FL (Orlando Intl.) 12 8,862,593 12,054,025 13,752,278
Seattle, WA (Seattle-Tacoma Intl.) 13 9,935,504 12,792,325 13,744,095
San Francisco, CA (San Francisco Intl.) 14 14,309,256 12,230,829 13,503,664
New York, NY (John F. Kennedy Intl.) 15 8,893,657 10,806,822 13,221,715
Philadelphia, PA (Philadelphia Intl.) 16 7,537,233 10,184,519 12,480,087
Miami, FL (Miami Intl.) 17 10,809,616 11,123,520 11,520,708
Charlotte, NC (Charlotte-Douglas Intl.) 18 9,370,478 9,567,544 11,305,547
Boston, MA (Gen. Edward Lawrence Logan Intl.) 19 10,609,237 9,562,082 11,093,972
New York, NY (La Guardia) 20 9,780,202 10,148,718 10,979,770
Cincinnati, OH (Greater Cincinnati) 21 5,440,570 10,263,667 10,593,720
Baltimore, MD (Baltimore-Washington Intl.) 22 5,481,212 9,426,012 9,734,797
Washington, DC (Washington Dulles Intl.) 23 4,217,768 6,931,208 9,389,055
Chicago, IL (Chicago Midway) 24 4,048,755 8,655,393 9,236,461
Fort Lauderdale, FL (Fort Lauderdale - Hollywood Intl.) 25 4,500,063 8,059,511 9,173,354
Salt Lake City, UT (Salt Lake City Intl.) 26 7,824,611 8,881,444 8,867,628
San Diego, CA (San Diego Intl./Lindbergh Field) 27 6,160,246 7,432,269 8,088,510
Tampa, FL (Tampa Intl.) 28 5,415,883 7,331,404 8,065,166
Honolulu, HI (Honolulu Intl.) 29 8,494,090 7,520,238 7,829,719
Washington, DC (Ronald Reagan Washington National) 30 6,974,785 6,070,724 7,183,725
Oakland, CA (Metropolitan Oakland Intl.) 31 3,992,022 6,515,981 6,824,745
Portland, OR (Portland Intl.) 32 4,825,575 5,952,595 6,266,556
St. Louis, MO (Lambert-St Louis Intl.) 33 11,452,933 9,286,413 5,879,564
Pittsburgh, PA (Pittsburgh Intl.) 34 8,927,511 5,853,664 5,704,271
Memphis, TN (Memphis Intl.) 35 3,453,923 4,505,756 5,285,272
San Jose, CA (San Jose Intl.) 36 4,016,425 5,033,643 5,189,970
Cleveland, OH (Cleveland-Hopkins Intl.) 37 4,664,930 4,803,115 5,151,173
San Juan, PR (Luis Munoz Marin Intl.) 38 4,377,176 4,577,358 5,074,434
Kansas City, MO (Kansas City Intl.) 39 4,235,601 4,810,622 5,002,828
Sacramento, CA (Sacramento Intl.) 40 2,790,520 4,364,716 4,768,472
New Orleans, LA (New Orleans Intl./Moisant Field) 41 3,900,982 4,546,995 4,735,032
Santa Ana, CA (John Wayne-Orange County) 42 3,188,095 4,222,103 4,620,808
Nashville, TN (Nashville Intl.) 43 3,579,297 3,771,592 4,175,348
Raleigh/Durham, NC (Raleigh-Durham Intl.) 44 3,747,185 3,722,690 4,150,418
Houston, TX (William P. Hobby) 45 3,907,837 3,703,805 3,960,205
Indianapolis, IN (Indianapolis Intl.) 46 2,824,248 3,407,266 3,659,819
Austin, TX (Austin-Bergstrom Intl.) 47 2,497,300 3,131,505 3,446,175
San Antonio, TX (San Antonio Intl.) 48 2,893,193 3,045,355 3,263,350
Ontario/San Bernardino, CA (Ontario Intl.) 49 3,132,363 3,021,555 3,237,431
Hartford, CT (Bradley Intl.) 50 2,183,419 3,016,348 3,236,475
Top 50 airports, total   414,612,562 494,872,751 541,093,888
United States, all airports   501,196,972 594,301,990 652,712,322
Top 50 as % of all enplanements   83 83 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 1-11 which include enplaned passengers on air carriers of all types, including foreign-flag carriers.

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