Table 4-6: Top 50 Airports by Passengers Enplaned on Large U .S. Carriers: 2002, 2011, 2012

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Airport Rank in 2012 Number of enplanements
2002 2011 2012
Atlanta, GA ( Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International) 1 37,098,528 43,869,381 45,192,870
Chicago, IL ( Chicago O'Hare International)) 2 28,762,254 29,781,567 29,983,544
Dallas/Fort Worth, TX ( Dallas/Fort Worth International) 3 24,221,233 27,184,184 27,555,896
Denver, CO ( Denver International) 4 16,262,860 25,397,404 25,511,455
Los Angeles, CA ( Los Angeles International) 5 20,635,458 24,433,941 24,982,954
Charlotte, NC ( Charlotte Douglas International) 6 10,588,836 18,926,433 19,928,299
Phoenix, AZ ( Phoenix Sky Harbor International) 7 16,231,688 19,444,304 19,221,241
San Francisco, CA ( San Francisco International) 8 12,406,057 17,410,143 18,567,216
Las Vegas, NV ( McCarran International) 9 15,699,600 18,503,661 18,467,290
Houston, TX ( George Bush Intercontinental/Houston) 10 15,234,668 18,414,660 18,155,248
New York, NY ( John F. Kennedy International) 11 9,964,147 16,806,285 17,107,144
Minneapolis, MN ( Minneapolis-St Paul International) 12 15,196,550 15,845,329 15,892,286
Orlando, FL ( Orlando International) 13 12,174,877 15,851,778 15,594,968
Seattle, WA ( Seattle/Tacoma International) 14 12,609,157 15,356,755 15,460,449
Detroit, MI ( Detroit Metro Wayne County) 15 15,053,286 15,544,032 15,424,226
Newark, NJ ( Newark Liberty International) 16 13,149,990 15,042,794 15,349,610
Miami, FL ( Miami International) 17 11,167,866 14,910,122 15,316,047
Philadelphia, PA ( Philadelphia International) 18 10,669,435 14,628,841 14,360,774
Boston, MA ( Logan International) 19 9,636,524 12,848,016 12,857,791
New York, NY ( LaGuardia) 20 10,019,003 11,597,664 12,313,701
Baltimore, MD ( Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall) 21 9,021,507 10,982,822 11,094,061
Fort Lauderdale, FL ( Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International) 22 7,705,717 10,495,199 10,644,055
Salt Lake City, UT ( Salt Lake City International) 23 7,717,798 9,701,539 9,579,427
Washington, DC ( Ronald Reagan Washington National) 24 5,728,315 8,950,426 9,359,654
Chicago, IL ( Chicago Midway International) 25 7,839,442 9,013,361 9,264,895
Washington, DC ( Washington Dulles International) 26 5,833,583 9,492,271 9,120,494
San Diego, CA ( San Diego International) 27 7,154,502 8,304,909 8,479,221
Tampa, FL ( Tampa International) 28 7,329,123 7,966,060 8,005,320
Honolulu, HI ( Honolulu International) 29 7,769,305 7,489,193 7,961,154
Portland, OR ( Portland International) 30 5,824,077 6,737,919 7,076,710
St. Louis, MO ( Lambert-St. Louis International) 31 11,942,685 6,129,378 6,178,781
Houston, TX ( William P Hobby) 32 3,817,886 4,752,568 5,040,709
Kansas City, MO ( Kansas City International) 33 5,115,415 4,999,806 4,856,267
Oakland, CA ( Metropolitan Oakland International) 34 6,005,435 4,454,792 4,851,495
Nashville, TN ( Nashville International) 35 3,832,390 4,652,635 4,777,315
Austin, TX ( Austin - Bergstrom International) 36 3,171,120 4,436,486 4,605,401
Raleigh/Durham, NC ( Raleigh-Durham International) 37 3,844,928 4,429,872 4,458,715
Sacramento, CA ( Sacramento International) 38 4,107,981 4,354,762 4,326,178
Cleveland, OH ( Cleveland-Hopkins International) 39 5,062,799 4,382,545 4,305,839
Santa Ana, CA ( John Wayne Airport-Orange County) 40 3,916,778 4,209,864 4,300,976
New Orleans, LA ( Louis Armstrong New Orleans International) 41 4,558,425 4,229,707 4,273,944
San Juan, PR ( Luis Munoz Marin International) 42 4,484,454 3,871,192 4,073,344
San Jose, CA ( Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International) 43 5,096,173 4,057,137 4,028,860
Dallas, TX ( Dallas Love Field) 44 2,817,130 3,851,525 3,900,854
Pittsburgh, PA ( Pittsburgh International) 45 7,869,004 4,047,004 3,866,507
San Antonio, TX ( San Antonio International) 46 3,113,965 3,906,700 3,863,661
Milwaukee, WI ( General Mitchell International) 47 2,562,945 4,662,528 3,698,097
Indianapolis, IN ( Indianapolis International) 48 3,263,867 3,657,025 3,569,115
Fort Myers, FL ( Southwest Florida International) 49 2,479,163 3,633,111 3,507,186
Memphis, TN ( Memphis International) 50 4,717,111 4,336,363 3,352,014
Top 50 airports, total1   489,565,065 567,985,993 573,663,258
United States, all airports   622,460,712 687,860,706 692,260,306
Top 50 as percent of all enplanements   78.6 82.6 82.9

1The total for the top 50 airports will not sum from the individual airports because some top 50 airports in 2012 were not in the top 50 in the earlier years.

NOTES: Data for 2011 are revised. 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. Large certificated air carriers hold Certificates of Public Convenience and Necessity issued by the U.S. Department of Transportation authorizing the performance of air transportation. Large certificated air carriers operate at least one aircraft with seating capacity of more than 60 seats or a maximum payload capacity of more than 18,000 pounds. Data for commuter, small-certificated and foreign-flag air carriers are not included.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, TranStats Database, T3: U.S. Air Carrier Airport Activity Statistics, available at www.transtats.bts.gov as of April 2013.