Table 4-6: Top 50 Airports by Passengers Enplaned on U.S. Carriers: 1996, 2005, and 2006

Table 4-6: Top 50 Airports by Passengers Enplaned on U.S. Carriers: 1996, 2005, and 2006

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Airport Rank in 2006 Number of enplanements
1996 20051 2006
Atlanta, GA (Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International) 1 30,407,111 41,659,180 40,561,055
Chicago, IL (Chicago O'Hare International) 2 30,526,401 34,513,840 34,538,523
Dallas, TX (Dallas/Fort Worth International) 3 26,639,351 27,781,723 28,333,481
Los Angeles, CA (Los Angeles International) 4 22,799,083 22,966,374 23,120,782
Denver, CO (Denver International) 5 15,246,315 20,261,091 22,239,718
Las Vegas, NV (McCarran International) 6 14,116,485 20,690,104 21,147,480
Phoenix, AZ (Phoenix Sky Harbor International) 7 14,807,863 20,077,737 20,330,995
Houston, TX (George Bush Intercontinental) 8 11,621,912 18,249,888 19,613,422
Detroit, MI (Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County) 9 14,117,157 17,380,159 17,281,152
Minneapolis, MN (Minneapolis-St. Paul International/Wold-Chamberlain) 10 12,616,095 17,886,902 17,134,607
Newark, NJ (Newark Liberty International) 11 12,952,399 14,878,468 16,271,958
Orlando, FL (Orlando International) 12 10,846,685 15,535,919 15,378,208
New York, NY (John F. Kennedy International) 13 9,703,787 14,456,484 14,965,019
Philadelphia, PA (Philadelphia International) 14 8,571,888 14,411,122 14,438,445
Seattle, WA (Seattle-Tacoma International) 15 11,486,892 13,964,482 14,291,086
Charlotte, NC (Charlotte Douglas International) 16 10,007,911 13,279,429 14,107,603
San Francisco, CA (San Francisco International) 17 16,308,203 13,829,903 13,906,724
Miami, FL (Miami International) 18 11,907,895 12,192,270 12,780,840
Boston, MA (General Edward Lawrence Logan International) 19 10,653,824 11,707,169 12,093,139
New York, NY (LaGuardia) 20 9,593,965 12,119,157 12,071,453
Salt Lake City, UT (Salt Lake City International) 21 9,462,849 10,589,843 10,277,654
Baltimore, MD (Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall) 22 5,907,427 9,563,821 10,019,927
Washington, DC (Dulles International) 23 4,758,242 11,599,100 9,553,095
Fort Lauderdale, FL (Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International) 24 4,848,058 10,036,938 9,425,289
Chicago, IL (Chicago Midway) 25 4,436,034 8,343,201 8,913,135
Tampa, FL (Tampa International) 26 5,720,761 8,996,109 8,846,722
Washington, DC (Ronald Reagan Washington National) 27 6,771,891 8,507,707 8,838,646
San Diego, CA (San Diego International) 28 6,549,170 8,568,237 8,611,784
Honolulu, HI (Honolulu International) 29 9,035,709 8,107,456 8,304,573
Cincinnati, OH (Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International) 30 7,301,767 11,225,311 7,939,156
Oakland, CA (Oakland International) 31 4,684,494 6,936,037 6,990,359
St. Louis, MO (Lambert-St Louis International) 32 13,546,822 6,742,592 6,937,174
Portland, OR (Portland International) 33 6,125,579 6,667,403 6,811,500
Memphis, TN (Memphis International) 34 3,944,376 5,627,970 5,508,105
Kansas City, MO (Kansas City International) 35 4,820,290 5,023,692 5,417,680
Cleveland, OH (Cleveland-Hopkins International) 36 5,286,823 5,374,470 5,288,819
San Jose, CA (Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International) 37 4,825,943 5,233,950 5,196,515
Sacramento, CA (Sacramento International) 38 3,321,408 5,049,631 5,124,995
San Juan, PR (Luis Munoz Marin International) 39 4,549,722 5,157,226 5,069,747
Santa Ana, CA (John Wayne-Orange County) 40 3,532,746 4,791,169 4,775,825
Nashville, TN (Nashville International) 41 3,254,956 4,518,169 4,703,808
Raleigh, NC (Raleigh-Durham International) 42 2,879,935 4,662,943 4,597,105
Pittsburgh, PA (Pittsburgh International) 43 9,348,286 4,749,997 4,568,569
Houston, TX (William P. Hobby) 44 4,026,140 3,959,941 4,113,486
Indianapolis, IN (Indianapolis International) 45 3,328,005 4,144,250 3,966,788
Austin, TX (Austin-Bergstrom International) 46 2,829,581 3,637,262 3,918,155
San Antonio, TX (San Antonio International) 47 3,319,535 3,524,520 3,822,380
Fort Myers, FL (Southwest Florida Reg.) 48 1,945,044 3,644,301 3,642,754
Dallas, TX (Love Field) 49 3,540,539 2,948,373 3,439,110
Hartford, CT (Bradley International) 50 2,549,669 3,542,051 3,333,430
Top 50 airports, total2   464,893,952 570,252,224 572,561,975
United States, all airports   558,559,160 690,256,949 691,170,716
Top 50 as percent of all enplanements   83% 83% 83%

1 All 2005 data are revised

2 The total for the top 50 airports will not sum from the individual airports because some top 50 airports in 2006 were not in the top 50 in the earlier years.

NOTE: Rank order by total enplaned passengers on large certificated U.S. air carriers (Majors, Nationals, Large Regionals, Medium Regionals, and Commuters), 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 at least one aircraft with more than 60 seats or a payload capacity of more than 18,000 pounds. Data for small-certificated, commuter and foreign-flag air carriers are not included. Data differ from those in table 1-11 which include enplaned passengers on small-certificated, commuter and 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. Data as of April 2, 2008.