Table 2.4 Top 20 Routes Between the United States and Foreign Airports by Number of Passengers: 2000–2004

Table 2.4
Top 20 Routes Between the United States and Foreign Airports by Number of Passengers: 2000–2004

(Thousands of international passengers1)

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Rank in 2004 U.S. airport Foreign airport 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 Percentage change, 2000–2004
1 New York Kennedy London Heathrow 2,870 2,406 2,576 2,693 2,985 4.0
2 Honolulu Tokyo 1,805 1,550 1,685 1,663 1,922 6.5
3 Chicago O'Hare London Heathrow 1,466 1,305 1,327 1,397 1,540 5.0
4 Los Angeles Tokyo 1,720 1,505 1,416 1,296 1,472 –14.4
5 Los Angeles London Heathrow 1,597 1,353 1,341 1,331 1,446 –9.4
6 Los Angeles Taipei 1,141 1,056 1,181 985 1,156 1.3
7 New York Kennedy Paris De Gaulle 1,042 984 1,041 1,000 1,121 7.6
8 Washington Dulles London Heathrow 1,018 901 958 984 1,070 5.1
9 San Francisco London Heathrow 1,037 914 884 919 982 –5.3
10 Guam Island Tokyo 908 808 823 678 946 4.1
11 New York Kennedy Tokyo 845 766 898 854 944 11.8
12 Chicago O'Hare Toronto 984 836 858 788 781 –20.6
13 San Francisco Tokyo 897 817 953 862 905 0.9
14 Boston London Heathrow 860 790 954 880 886 3.1
15 Chicago O'Hare Frankfurt 786 688 731 738 874 11.2
16 Miami London Heathrow 379 498 573 696 834 120.1
17 Los Angeles Vancouver 758 764 699 738 806 6.4
18 Los Angeles Auckland 714 712 749 804 787 10.3
19 Los Angeles Seoul 864 575 734 661 773 –10.5
20 Orlando London Gatwick 871 820 755 745 758 –13.0
  Total, top 20 routes   22,561 20,048 21,136 20,714 23,126 2.5
  Total U.S. international air passengers   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 air carriers.

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