Table 4-6: Top 50 Airports by Passengers Enplaned on U.S. Carriers: 1997, 2006, and 2007

Table 4-6: Top 50 Airports by Passengers Enplaned on U.S. Carriers: 1997, 2006, and 2007

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Airport Rank in 2007 Number of enplanements
1997 20061 2007
Atlanta, GA (Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International) 1 32,693,206 40,488,253 42,082,208
Chicago, IL (Chicago O'Hare International) 2 31,153,895 33,552,730 33,428,158
Dallas, TX (Dallas/Fort Worth International) 3 27,294,258 28,151,034 27,990,653
Los Angeles, CA (Los Angeles International) 4 22,352,381 23,120,782 23,707,521
Denver, CO (Denver International) 5 16,001,836 22,319,032 23,350,363
Las Vegas, NV (McCarran International) 6 13,689,427 21,152,373 21,466,211
Phoenix, AZ (Phoenix Sky Harbor International) 7 14,331,327 20,362,084 20,563,619
Houston, TX (George Bush Intercontinental) 8 12,694,730 19,743,864 19,924,682
Detroit, MI (Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County) 9 14,822,041 17,246,845 17,246,272
Minneapolis, MN (Minneapolis-St. Paul International/Wold-Chamberlain) 10 13,863,912 17,051,212 16,791,940
Newark, NJ (Newark Liberty International) 11 13,800,012 16,272,950 16,608,216
New York, NY (John F. Kennedy International) 12 9,757,147 14,999,056 16,604,637
Orlando, FL (Orlando International) 13 11,700,772 15,823,540 16,573,099
Charlotte, NC (Charlotte Douglas International) 14 10,357,765 14,649,517 16,167,281
Seattle, WA (Seattle-Tacoma International) 15 11,688,347 14,291,585 14,912,461
San Francisco, CA (San Francisco International) 16 16,820,188 13,906,724 14,729,772
Philadelphia, PA (Philadelphia International) 17 9,716,289 14,516,917 14,307,665
Miami, FL (Miami International) 18 12,096,973 12,947,354 13,402,286
Boston, MA (General Edward Lawrence Logan International) 19 10,463,380 12,267,313 12,450,504
New York, NY (LaGuardia) 20 9,867,782 12,388,677 11,959,074
Salt Lake City, UT (Salt Lake City International) 21 9,340,488 10,127,350 10,553,537
Fort Lauderdale, FL (Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International) 22 5,371,290 9,670,314 10,491,459
Baltimore, MD (Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall) 23 6,231,016 10,077,692 10,260,684
Washington, DC (Dulles International) 24 4,969,772 9,404,682 9,914,944
Tampa, FL (Tampa International) 25 5,850,638 9,010,949 9,126,330
Honolulu, HI (Honolulu International) 26 8,938,773 8,420,135 9,090,457
San Diego, CA (San Diego International) 27 6,545,203 8,611,784 9,046,701
Chicago, IL (Chicago Midway) 28 4,229,569 8,888,222 8,983,454
Washington, DC (Ronald Reagan Washington National) 29 7,010,224 8,397,142 8,312,829
Cincinnati, OH (Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International) 30 7,641,140 7,946,562 7,702,652
Portland, OR (Portland International) 31 6,182,270 6,815,179 7,129,505
Oakland, CA (Oakland International) 32 4,150,803 6,990,359 7,065,844
St. Louis, MO (Lambert-St Louis International) 33 13,835,954 7,008,529 7,039,852
Kansas City, MO (Kansas City International) 34 5,071,144 5,377,829 5,693,824
Memphis, TN (Memphis International) 35 4,157,306 5,491,604 5,528,875
Cleveland, OH (Cleveland-Hopkins International) 36 5,550,436 5,419,116 5,502,630
Sacramento, CA (Sacramento International) 37 3,214,732 5,124,995 5,311,618
San Jose, CA (Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International) 38 4,723,811 5,196,515 5,178,215
San Juan, PR (Luis Munoz Marin International) 39 4,725,496 5,125,135 5,051,731
Santa Ana, CA (John Wayne-Orange County) 40 3,675,112 4,775,825 4,945,927
Raleigh, NC (Raleigh-Durham International) 41 3,043,704 4,542,645 4,884,201
Nashville, TN (Nashville International) 42 3,526,054 4,716,640 4,822,284
Pittsburgh, PA (Pittsburgh International) 43 9,230,914 4,757,639 4,634,320
Houston, TX (William P. Hobby) 44 3,666,386 4,096,598 4,215,060
Austin, TX (Austin-Bergstrom International) 45 2,861,803 3,879,340 4,075,912
Dallas, TX (Love Field) 46 3,138,139 3,439,139 3,982,918
Fort Myers, FL (Southwest Florida Regional) 47 2,034,642 3,639,322 3,843,850
San Antonio, TX (San Antonio International) 48 3,158,086 3,813,119 3,814,823
Milwaukee, WI (General Mitchell International) 49 2,559,560 3,613,956 3,733,749
Indianapolis, IN (Indianapolis International) 50 3,396,856 3,699,339 3,732,973
Top 50 airports, total2   476,222,981 573,329,497 587,939,787
United States, all airports   570,928,380 697,910,434 717,920,039
Top 50 as percent of all enplanements   83% 82% 82%

1 All 2006 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, as of January 2009.