Table 4-5: Top 50 Airports by Passengers Enplaned on Large Certificated U.S. Air Carriers

Table 4-5: Top 50 Airports by Passengers Enplaned on Large Certificated U.S. Air Carriers

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Airport Rank in 2002 Number of enplanements
1992 2001 2002
Atlanta, GA (Hartsfield Intl.) 1 19,705,107 36,384,264 37,070,492
Chicago, IL (O'Hare Intl.) 2 28,947,832 28,626,694 28,356,224
Dallas / Ft. Worth, TX (Dallas / Ft. Worth Intl.) 3 24,671,160 25,198,256 24,072,162
Los Angeles, CA (Los Angeles Intl.) 4 18,394,652 22,873,307 20,320,299
Denver, CO (Denver Intl.) 5 13,594,753 16,397,390 16,053,940
Phoenix, AZ (Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl.) 6 10,787,302 16,540,686 15,897,012
Las Vegas, NV (McCarran Intl.) 7 9,346,568 16,121,009 15,575,101
Houston, TX (George Bush Intercontinental) 8 8,358,305 15,639,781 15,223,638
Minneapolis, MN (Minneapolis-St. Paul Intl.) 9 10,055,330 15,648,295 15,045,630
Detroit, MI (Wayne County) 10 10,424,778 15,467,012 14,859,952
Newark, NJ (Newark) 11 10,479,157 13,822,541 13,113,997
Seattle, WA (Seattle-Tacoma Intl.) 12 8,571,972 12,705,320 12,577,597
San Francisco, CA (San Francisco Intl.) 13 14,208,463 13,862,994 12,250,289
Orlando, FL (Orlando Intl.) 14 8,764,938 12,619,918 12,127,425
St. Louis, MO (Lambert-St. Louis Muni.) 15 10,435,595 12,864,472 11,765,453
Miami, FL (Miami Intl.) 16 9,076,473 11,505,040 11,125,611
Philadelphia, PA (Philadelphia Intl.) 17 6,968,466 10,386,872 10,323,655
Charlotte, NC (Douglas Muni.) 18 8,239,025 10,226,010 10,154,889
New York, NY (John F. Kennedy Intl.) 19 8,468,339 9,647,313 9,930,102
New York, NY (La Guardia) 20 9,252,185 10,311,470 9,713,965
Cincinnati, OH (Greater Cincinnati) 21 4,916,046 8,352,434 9,492,938
Boston, MA (Logan Intl.) 22 9,320,420 10,016,801 9,484,401
Baltimore, MD (Baltimore-Washington Intl.) 23 3,647,868 9,450,749 8,962,712
Chicago, IL (Midway) 24 1,983,291 7,062,993 7,829,471
Honolulu, HI (Honolulu Intl.) 25 8,741,806 7,794,787 7,734,079
Miami / Ft. Lauderdale, FL (Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood Intl.) 26 3,498,548 7,372,417 7,662,281
Pittsburgh, PA (Greater Pittsburgh) 27 8,582,058 8,710,821 7,528,104
Tampa, FL (Tampa Intl.) 28 4,397,533 7,458,091 7,260,166
Salt Lake City, UT (Salt Lake City Intl.) 29 6,095,518 7,839,933 7,254,485
San Diego, CA (San Diego Intl.-Lindbergh) 30 5,656,546 7,254,291 7,082,934
Oakland, CA (Oakland Metropolitan Intl.) 31 3,104,087 5,487,002 5,968,718
Portland, OR (Portland Intl.) 32 3,587,641 6,005,120 5,784,838
Washington, DC (Ronald Reagan National) 33 6,836,877 5,784,639 5,551,990
Washington, DC (Dulles Intl.) 34 4,478,719 5,753,870 5,404,106
Kansas City, MO (Kansas City Intl.) 35 3,514,701 5,495,846 5,073,709
San Jose, CA (Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl.) 36 3,137,190 5,865,995 5,067,502
Cleveland, OH (Hopkins Intl.) 37 3,785,012 5,528,765 5,016,032
New Orleans, LA (New Orleans Intl.) 38 3,252,133 4,682,763 4,545,152
Memphis, TN (Memphis Intl.) 39 3,338,772 4,786,581 4,537,659
San Juan, PR (Luis Munoz Marin Intl.) 40 3,991,597 4,537,774 4,472,230
Sacramento, CA (Sacramento Intl.) 41 2,488,628 3,874,856 4,052,945
Santa Ana, CA (John Wayne Intl.) 42 2,679,000 3,618,717 3,889,774
Houston, TX (William P. Hobby) 43 4,004,722 4,120,895 3,817,754
Raleigh-Durham, NC (Raleigh-Durham) 44 4,386,144 4,483,332 3,753,975
Nashville, TN (Metropolitan) 45 4,469,736 4,080,530 3,753,291
Indianapolis, IN (Indianapolis Intl.) 46 2,835,446 3,410,636 3,206,486
Austin, TX (Robert Muller Muni.) 47 2,134,157 3,430,348 3,150,412
San Antonio, TX (San Antonio Intl.) 48 2,658,767 3,254,348 3,100,390
Hartford / Springfield / Westfield CT (Bradley Intl.) 49 2,149,924 3,310,346 3,047,535
Ontario, CA (Ontario Intl.) 50 2,978,354 3,105,210 2,979,565
Top 50 airports, total   375,401,641 498,779,534 482,023,067
United States, all airports   454,060,126 595,945,486 574,819,852
Top 50 as % of all enplanements   83 84 84

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 1-10, which include enplaned passengers on air carriers of all types, including foreign-flag carriers.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Office of Airline Information, special tabulation, December 2003.