Table 4-6: Top 50 Airports by Passengers Enplaned on Large U.S. Carriers: 1995, 2004, and 2005

Table 4-6: Top 50 Airports by Passengers Enplaned on Large U.S. Carriers: 1995, 2004, and 2005

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Airport Rank in 2005 Number of enplanements
1995 2004 2005
Atlanta, GA (William B. Hartsfield-Atlanta Intl.) 1 27,509,181 40,367,542 41,595,503
Chicago, IL (Chicago O'Hare Intl.) 2 29,689,100 33,861,916 34,528,716
Dallas/Ft.Worth, TX (Dallas/Ft Worth Intl.) 3 25,635,731 27,786,975 27,741,425
Los Angeles, CA (Los Angeles Intl.) 4 20,965,421 22,859,368 22,939,376
Las Vegas, NV (McCarran Intl.) 5 11,321,651 19,416,318 20,696,599
Denver, CO (Denver Intl.) 6 14,209,606 20,103,564 20,484,869
Phoenix, AZ (Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl.) 7 13,517,419 19,158,157 20,109,970
Houston, TX (George Bush Intercontinental) 8 10,903,917 16,748,881 18,409,053
Minneapolis, MN (Minneapolis-St. Paul International/Wold-Chamberlain) 9 11,397,372 17,365,696 17,905,961
Detroit, MI (Detroit Metro Wayne County) 10 12,882,569 16,891,714 17,388,929
Orlando, FL (Orlando Intl.) 11 8,863,225 14,362,727 15,628,888
Philadelphia, PA (Philadelphia Intl.) 12 7,939,731 13,462,225 15,005,426
Newark, NJ (Newark Liberty Intl.) 13 11,614,222 14,187,767 14,879,729
New York, NY (John F. Kennedy Intl.) 14 9,239,205 13,271,844 14,494,567
Charlotte, NC (Charlotte-Douglas Intl.) 15 9,579,276 12,432,753 13,936,092
Seattle, WA (Seattle-Tacoma Intl.) 16 10,690,642 13,705,987 13,924,195
San Francisco, CA (San Francisco Intl.) 17 14,915,857 13,503,707 13,829,153
New York, NY (La Guardia) 18 9,665,233 11,917,130 12,512,176
Miami, FL (Miami Intl.) 19 12,023,442 11,698,648 12,334,113
Boston, MA (Gen. Edward Lawrence Logan Intl.) 20 10,461,503 11,463,212 11,900,755
Washington, DC (Washington Dulles Intl.) 21 4,559,895 9,713,251 11,756,128
Cincinnati, OH (Greater Cincinnati) 22 5,943,191 10,826,587 11,237,728
Salt Lake City, UT (Salt Lake City Intl.) 23 8,223,091 8,868,161 10,591,576
Fort Lauderdale, FL (Fort Lauderdale - Hollywood Intl.) 24 4,058,818 9,569,150 10,241,735
Baltimore, MD (Baltimore-Washington Intl.) 25 5,648,707 9,792,504 9,592,490
Tampa, FL (Tampa Intl.) 26 4,942,461 8,287,417 9,137,398
San Diego, CA (San Diego Intl./Lindbergh Field) 27 6,316,545 8,088,512 8,568,023
Washington, DC (Ronald Reagan Washington National) 28 6,884,068 7,569,794 8,522,291
Chicago, IL (Chicago Midway) 29 4,147,636 9,235,734 8,380,672
Honolulu, HI (Honolulu Intl.) 30 8,517,522 8,005,326 8,302,214
Oakland, CA (Metropolitan Oakland Intl.) 31 4,738,476 6,824,109 6,935,131
St. Louis, MO (Lambert-St Louis Intl.) 32 12,633,630 6,359,220 6,824,575
Portland, OR (Portland Intl.) 33 5,440,639 6,265,780 6,669,542
Memphis, TN (Memphis Intl.) 34 3,750,182 5,293,566 5,629,773
Cleveland, OH (Cleveland-Hopkins Intl.) 35 4,960,354 5,370,686 5,513,395
San Juan, PR (Luis Munoz Marin Intl.) 36 4,411,732 5,120,429 5,234,146
San Jose, CA (San Jose Intl.) 37 4,264,891 5,189,970 5,233,967
Pittsburgh, PA (Pittsburgh Intl.) 38 9,132,158 6,592,204 5,183,150
Kansas City, MO (Kansas City Intl.) 39 4,500,383 5,031,232 5,051,892
Sacramento, CA (Sacramento Intl.) 40 3,194,528 4,768,401 5,049,433
Santa Ana, CA (John Wayne-Orange County) 41 3,452,462 4,620,811 4,791,169
Raleigh/Durham, NC (Raleigh-Durham Intl.) 42 2,779,876 4,340,567 4,688,704
Nashville, TN (Nashville Intl.) 43 3,151,363 4,284,801 4,551,932
Indianapolis, IN (Indianapolis Intl.) 44 2,931,894 3,967,736 4,201,070
Houston, TX (William P. Hobby) 45 3,897,959 3,960,108 3,959,941
New Orleans, LA (New Orleans Intl./Moisant Field) 46 3,967,526 4,799,709 3,887,237
Fort Myers, FL (Southwest Florida Reg.) 47 1,815,812 3,247,381 3,660,303
Austin, TX (Austin-Bergstrom Intl.) 48 2,632,102 3,445,968 3,645,752
Milwaukee, WI (General Mitchell Intl.) 49 2,251,139 3,261,693 3,586,452
Hartford, CT (Bradley Intl.) 50 2,410,189 3,296,564 3,583,262
Top 50 airports, total   428,583,532 550,563,502 574,456,576
United States, all airports   558,952,974 672,018,635 701,509,325
Top 50 as % of all enplanements   77 82 82

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.