Table 11 Top 20 Routes for U.S. International Airport Pair Passengers: 1990, 1995, and 2000

Table 11
Top 20 Routes for U.S. International Airport Pair Passengers: 1990, 1995, and 2000

(Thousands of international passengers1)

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Rank in 2000 U.S. airport Foreign airport 1990 1995 2000 Percentage change, 1990-2000 Annual growth rate (percent)
1 New York JFK London Heathrow 2,084 2,101 2,870 37.7 3.3
2 Honolulu Tokyo 2,107 2,284 1,805 -14.3 -1.5
3 Los Angeles Tokyo 1,533 1,553 1,720 12.1 1.2
4 Los Angeles London Heathrow 588 1,134 1,597 171.5 10.5
5 Chicago O'Hare London Heathrow 433 681 1,466 239.0 13.0
6 Los Angeles Taipei 258 972 1,141 342.2 16.0
7 New York JFK Paris De Gaulle 1,033 623 1,042 0.9 0.1
8 San Francisco London Heathrow 352 790 1,037 194.9 11.4
9 Washington Dulles London Heathrow 420 655 1,018 142.2 9.2
10 Chicago O'Hare Toronto 940 1,025 984 4.8 0.5
11 New York JFK Frankfurt 1,056 813 940 -11.0 -1.2
12 Detroit Amsterdam 7 365 925 213185.9 63.1
13 Guam Island Tokyo 748 677 908 21.4 2.0
14 Los Angeles Mexico City 783 781 906 15.7 1.5
15 Los Angeles Sydney 366 644 905 147.2 9.5
16 San Francisco Tokyo 965 832 897 -7.1 -0.7
17 New York LaGuardia Toronto 809 778 873 7.9 0.8
18 Orlando London Gatwick 232 673 871 274.7 14.1
19 Los Angeles Seoul 470 714 864 83.8 6.3
20 Boston Logan London Heathrow 407 506 860 111.5 7.8
  Total, top 20 routes 15,591 18,602 23,629 51.6 4.2
  Total U.S. international passengers 84,864 105,572 143,537 69.1 5.4

1International passengers are residents of any country traveling nonstop to and from the United States on U.S. and foreign carriers.

2 Detroit to Amsterdam: This exceptional growth rate is due to a new alliance between Northwest and KLM beginning in 1990.

NOTE: Data measure nonstop air carrier service. The actual final destination or origin of a passenger may differ from the airport, because the airports may represent transfer points rather than the traveler's final destination.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Office of Airline Information, T-100 Segment data, 2001.