Table 2.3 Top 20 U.S. Gateways for Nonstop International Air Travel: 2000–2004

Table 2.3
Top 20 U.S. Gateways for Nonstop International Air Travel: 2000–2004

(Thousands of international passengers1)

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Rank in 2004 Gateway airport 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 Percentage change, 2000–2004
1 New York Kennedy 18,444 15,899 14,782 14,990 17,090 –7.3
2 Los Angeles 17,183 15,698 14,529 14,087 15,843 –7.8
3 Miami 16,629 15,228 14,437 14,703 14,565 –12.4
4 Chicago O'Hare 10,185 9,310 8,923 9,029 10,231 0.5
5 Newark 8,794 7,585 7,310 7,519 8,702 –1.0
6 San Francisco 7,898 7,321 6,987 6,464 7,293 –7.7
7 Atlanta Hartsfield 6,114 6,003 6,219 6,195 6,843 11.9
8 Houston 5,357 5,282 5,358 5,316 6,213 16.0
9 Dallas-Ft. Worth 4,812 4,431 4,007 3,974 4,680 –2.7
10 Washington Dulles 3,896 3,737 4,009 3,928 4,527 16.2
11 Honolulu 5,189 4,363 4,299 3,764 4,323 –16.7
12 Boston Logan 4,058 3,630 3,452 3,373 3,798 –6.4
13 Detroit 2,554 2,631 2,818 3,167 3,624 41.9
14 Philadelphia 3,929 3,421 3,279 3,223 3,616 –8.0
15 Minneapolis-St. Paul 2,875 2,388 2,297 2,273 2,523 –12.3
16 Seattle 2,202 2,068 1,991 2,179 2,336 6.1
17 Guam Island 2,841 2,497 2,237 1,742 2,282 –19.7
18 San Juan 2,501 2,291 2,057 2,010 2,027 –19.0
19 Orlando 2,354 1,960 1,655 1,885 2,027 –13.9
20 Charlotte 952 965 1,035 1,432 1,808 89.9
  Total, top 20 U.S. international airports 128,767 116,707 111,683 111,254 124,350 –3.4
  Top 20, percentage of total 91.0 90.9 90.6 89.8 89.7  
  Total, all U.S. international airports 143,727 130,621 125,602 126,643 142,239 –1.0

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

NOTE: These data are from the T-100 and T-100F forms, which measure all traffic arriving and departing from U.S. airports on nonstop commercial international flights with 60 seats or more.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Office of Airline Information, T-100 Segment data as of February 2006.