Table 1 - Passengers Boarded at the Top 50 U.S. Airports

Table 1 - Passengers Boarded at the Top 50 U.S. Airports

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Airport Rank in 2000 Enplaned passenger in 2000 Rank in 1990 Enplaned passenger in 1990 Growth 1990-2000 (percent) Change 1990-2000 (percent)
Atlanta, GA (Hartsfield Intl.) 1 38,255,778 3 22,665,665 69 15,590,113
Chicago, IL (O'Hare) 2 30,888,464 1 25,636,383 20 5,252,081
Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX (Dallas/Ft. Worth Intl.) 3 27,841,040 2 22,899,267 22 4,941,773
Los Angeles, CA (Los Angeles Intl.) 4 25,109,993 4 18,434,056 36 6,675,937
Denver, CO (Denver Intl.) 5 17,643,261 6 11,961,839 47 5,681,422
Phoenix, AZ (Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl.) 6 17,239,215 7 10,727,494 61 6,511,721
Detroit, MI (Wayne County) 7 16,929,968 9 9,903,078 71 7,026,890
Las Vegas, NV (McCarran Intl.) 8 16,738,909 18 7,796,218 115 8,942,691
Minneapolis, MN (Minneapolis-St. Paul Intl.) 9 16,710,197 16 8,837,228 89 7,872,969
San Francisco, CA (San Francisco Intl.) 10 16,664,399 5 13,474,929 24 3,189,470
Houston, TX (George Bush Intercontinental) 11 15,814,709 20 7,543,899 110 8,270,810
Newark, NJ (Newark) 12 15,205,447 10 9,853,925 54 5,351,522
St. Louis, MO (Lambert-St.Louis Muni.) 13 15,101,246 13 9,332,091 62 5,769,155
Orlando, FL (Orlando Intl.) 14 13,465,706 19 7,677,769 75 5,787,937
Seattle, WA (Seattle-Tacoma Intl.) 15 13,308,253 21 7,385,594 80 5,922,659
Miami, FL (Miami Intl.) 16 12,654,506 14 9,226,103 37 3,428,403
Boston, MA (Logan Intl.) 17 11,505,983 12 9,549,585 20 1,956,398
New York, NY (La Guardia) 18 11,425,705 8 10,725,465 7 700,240
Philadelphia, PA (Philadelphia Intl.) 19 10,973,074 24 6,970,820 57 4,002,254
New York, NY (John F. Kennedy Intl.) 20 10,648,410 11 9,687,068 10 961,342
Charlotte, NC (Douglas Muni.) 21 10,377,837 22 7,076,954 47 3,300,883
Cincinnati, OH (Greater Cincinnati) 22 9,962,765 32 3,907,625 155 6,055,140
Baltimore, MD (Baltimore-Washington Intl.) 23 8,979,425 29 4,420,425 103 4,559,000
Salt Lake City, UT (Salt Lake City Intl.) 24 8,700,973 25 5,388,178 61 3,312,795
Honolulu, HI (Honolulu Intl.) 25 8,684,893 15 9,002,217 -4 -317,324
Pittsburgh, PA (Greater Pittsburgh) 26 8,650,976 17 7,912,394 9 738,582
San Diego, CA (Intl.-Lindbergh) 27 7,624,519 26 5,260,907 45 2,363,612
Tampa, FL (Tampa Intl.) 28 7,430,829 27 4,781,020 55 2,649,809
Ft. Lauderdale, FL (Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood Intl.) 29 7,140,518 34 3,875,357 84 3,265,161
Washington, DC (Reagan Washington Natl.) 30 6,983,212 23 7,034,693 -1 -51,481
Chicago, IL (Midway) 31 6,972,213 37 3,547,040 97 3,425,173
Washington, DC (Dulles Intl.) 32 6,649,323 28 4,448,592 49 2,200,731
Portland, OR (Portland Intl.) 33 6,558,859 42 3,025,345 117 3,533,514
Cleveland, OH (Hopkins Intl.) 34 6,154,094 35 3,836,050 60 2,318,044
San Jose, CA (Norman Y. Mineta Intl.) 35 6,044,278 41 3,128,393 93 2,915,885
Kansas City, MO (Kansas City Intl.) 36 5,748,758 40 3,358,116 71 2,390,642
Oakland, CA (Oakland Metropolitan Intl.) 37 5,126,648 44 2,670,788 92 2,455,860
Memphis, TN (Memphis Intl.) 38 4,977,238 33 3,887,208 28 1,090,030
Raleigh-Durham, NC (Raleigh-Durham) 39 4,838,779 30 4,361,369 11 477,410
San Juan, PR (Luis Munoz Marin Intl.) 40 4,834,298 36 3,618,090 34 1,216,208
New Orleans, LA (New Orleans Intl.) 41 4,822,265 39 3,361,062 43 1,461,203
Nashville, TN (Metropolitan) 42 4,365,127 38 3,404,243 28 960,884
Houston, TX (William P. Hobby) 43 4,322,108 31 3,972,327 9 349,781
Sacramento, CA (Sacramento Intl.) 44 3,873,003 56 1,737,096 123 2,135,907
Los Angeles, CA (Orange County) 45 3,828,324 51 2,203,700 74 1,624,624
Austin, TX (Robert Muller Muni.) 46 3,635,209 53 2,054,955 77 1,580,254
Indianapolis, IN (Indianapolis Intl.) 47 3,629,716 47 2,601,839 40 1,027,877
Dallas, TX (Love Field) 48 3,594,539 43 2,882,836 25 711,703
Hartford/Springfield/Westfield, CT (Bradley Intl.) 49 3,508,023 50 2,312,455 52 1,195,568
San Antonio, TX (San Antonio Intl.) 50 3,466,266 48 2,593,896 34 872,370
Total, top 50 airport   535,609,278   361,953,646 48 173,655,632
Total, all airports   638,902,993   438,544,001 46 200,358,992

1 Rank order by total enplaned passengers on large certificated U.S. air carriers, 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. Prior to 1993, all scheduled and some nonscheduled enplanements for certificated air carriers were included; no enplanements were included for air carriers offering charter service only. Large certificated air carriers operate aircraft with seating capacity of more than 60 seats or a maximum payload capacity of more than 18,000 pounds. Data for commuter, intrastate, and foreign-flag air carriers are not included.

NOTES: In 1990, Ontario, CA, ranked 45th (2,640,734); West Palm Beach, FL, ranked 46th (2,609,138); and Albuquerque, NM, ranked 49th (2,384,647).

SOURCES: 1990-U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration and Research and Special Programs Administration, Airport Activity Statistics of Certificated Route Air Carriers, 12 Months Ending December 31, 1990 (Washington, DC: 1991), tables 3 and 4.

2000-U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Airport Activity Statistics of Certificated Air Carriers: Summary Tables,Twelve Months Ending December 31, 2000 (Washington, DC: 2001), tables 3 and 4.