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Table 1-41: Passengers Boarded at the Top 50 U.S. Airportsa

Table 1-41: Passengers Boarded at the Top 50 U.S. Airportsa

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(Ranked by Passenger Enplanements in 2009)

Airport Code 1999 (R) 2008 2009 Percent change 1999-2009 Percent change 2008-2009
Rank Total Enplaned Passengers Rank Total Enplaned Passengers Rank Total Enplaned Passengers
Atlanta, GA (Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International) ATL 1 37,232,485 1 43,251,133 1 41,875,839 12.5 -3.2
Chicago, IL (Chicago O'Hare International) ORD 2 31,657,965 2 31,357,564 2 28,994,466 -8.4 -7.5
Dallas, TX (Dallas/Fort Worth International) DFW 3 27,592,758 3 26,838,812 3 26,332,812 -4.6 -1.9
Denver, CO (Denver International) DEN 5 17,502,449 4 23,940,617 4 23,721,549 35.5 -0.9
Los Angeles, CA (Los Angeles International) LAX 4 24,043,891 5 22,669,005 5 21,676,680 -9.8 -4.4
Houston, TX (George Bush Intercontinental) IAH 13 14,735,065 7 19,413,743 6 18,610,288 26.3 -4.1
Phoenix, AZ (Phoenix Sky Harbor International) PHX 8 16,089,706 8 19,224,795 7 18,329,229 13.9 -4.7
Las Vegas, NV (McCarran International) LAS 10 15,367,358 6 19,897,410 8 18,314,373 19.2 -8.0
Charlotte, NC (Charlotte Douglas International) CLT 21 9,442,282 9 17,193,157 9 17,078,366 80.9 -0.7
New York, NY (John F. Kennedy International) JFK 20 10,138,272 10 16,752,675 10 16,191,561 59.7 -3.3
San Francisco, CA (San Francisco International) SFO 7 16,563,022 15 15,760,022 11 15,997,148 -3.4 1.5
Minneapolis, MN (Minneapolis-St. Paul International/Wold-Chamberlain) MSP 9 15,390,844 12 16,317,285 12 15,505,689 0.7 -5.0
Newark, NJ (Newark Liberty International) EWR 12 14,912,219 13 16,117,237 13 15,208,723 2.0 -5.6
Orlando, FL (Orlando International) MCO 16 12,563,805 14 16,099,283 14 15,062,650 19.9 -6.4
Detroit, MI (Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County) DTW 6 16,570,055 11 16,751,796 15 15,042,151 -9.2 -10.2
Seattle, WA (Seattle-Tacoma International) SEA 14 13,063,780 17 15,230,851 16 14,719,937 12.7 -3.4
Philadelphia, PA (Philadelphia International) PHL 19 10,346,557 16 15,266,795 17 14,714,285 42.2 -3.6
Miami, FL (Miami International) MIA 15 12,763,958 18 13,577,795 18 13,389,575 4.9 -1.4
Boston, MA (General Edward Lawrence Logan International) BOS 17 11,090,707 19 11,586,556 19 11,377,851 2.6 -1.8
New York, NY (LaGuardia) LGA 18 10,805,389 20 11,172,540 20 10,750,986 -0.5 -3.8
Baltimore, MD (Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall) BWI 25 8,004,113 22 10,082,852 21 10,228,317 27.8 1.4
Salt Lake City, UT (Salt Lake International) SLC 22 8,717,529 23 9,991,736 22 9,903,028 13.6 -0.9
Washington, DC (Dulles International) IAD 29 6,838,523 24 9,974,636 23 9,713,816 42.0 -2.6
Fort Lauderdale, FL (Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International) FLL 32 6,223,985 21 10,372,202 24 9,568,333 53.7 -7.8
Washington, DC (Ronald Reagan Washington National) DCA 30 6,663,275 27 8,606,060 25 8,413,506 26.3 -2.2
San Diego, CA (San Diego International) SAN 27 7,252,579 25 8,931,012 26 8,380,119 15.5 -6.2
Chicago, IL (Chicago Midway) MDW 33 6,137,767 28 8,015,533 27 8,223,625 34.0 2.6
Tampa, FL (Tampa International) TPA 28 6,912,306 26 8,691,544 28 8,081,857 16.9 -7.0
Honolulu, HI (Honolulu International) HNL 23 8,576,055 29 7,785,516 29 7,548,395 -12.0 -3.0
Portland, OR (Portland International) PDX 31 6,541,043 30 6,959,281 30 6,351,480 -2.9 -8.7
St. Louis, MO (Lambert-St Louis International) STL 11 14,929,887 31 6,722,736 31 6,069,458 -59.3 -9.7
Cincinnati, OH (Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International) CVG 26 7,615,588 32 6,640,219 32 5,192,501 -31.8 -21.8
Memphis, TN (Memphis International) MEM 39 4,533,738 34 5,375,882 33 5,053,691 11.5 -6.0
Kansas City, MO (Kansas City International) MCI 35 5,601,445 36 5,371,296 34 4,909,175 -12.4 -8.6
Cleveland, OH (Hopkins International) CLE 34 5,921,429 35 5,371,709 35 4,693,669 -20.7 -12.6
Oakland, CA (Oakland International) OAK 37 4,738,024 33 5,503,373 36 4,569,637 -3.6 -17.0
Raleigh, NC (Raleigh-Durham International) RDU 43 4,026,007 38 4,755,384 37 4,407,859 9.5 -7.3
Sacramento, CA (Sacramento International) SMF 44 3,658,148 37 4,912,781 38 4,406,386 20.5 -10.3
Nashville, TN (Nashville International) BNA 42 4,064,137 40 4,622,908 39 4,368,811 7.5 -5.5
Santa Ana, CA (John Wayne-Orange County) SNA 45 3,642,580 42 4,463,009 40 4,310,909 18.3 -3.4
Houston, TX (William P. Hobby) HOU 41 4,214,715 45 4,224,298 41 4,084,737 -3.1 -3.3
San Jose, CA (Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International) SJC 36 5,487,338 39 4,713,840 42 4,045,393 -26.3 -14.2
Austin, TX (Austin-Bergstrom International) AUS 49 3,292,114 44 4,257,503 43 4,013,002 21.9 -5.7
San Juan, PR (Luis Munoz Marin International) SJU 40 4,531,970 41 4,547,000 44 3,980,766 -12.2 -12.5
Pittsburgh, PA (Pittsburgh International) PIT 24 8,021,249 43 4,277,612 45 3,941,423 -50.9 -7.9
New Orleans, LA (Louis Armstrong International) MSY 38 4,571,895 48 3,983,636 46 3,911,524 -14.4 -1.8
Milwaukee, WI (General Mitchell Field) MKE 56 2,724,913 50 3,830,969 47 3,881,158 42.4 1.3
San Antonio, TX (San Antonio International) SAT 48 3,340,356 49 3,951,928 48 3,731,117 11.7 -5.6
Indianapolis, IN (Indianapolis International) IND 46 3,539,523 46 4,046,353 49 3,721,862 5.2 -8.0
Dallas, TX (Dallas Love Field) DAL 47 3,414,304 47 4,030,526 50 3,672,970 7.6 -8.9
Top 50 U.S. Airports, totalb NA NA 512,005,341 NA 573,432,405 NA 546,272,682 6.7 -4.7
All airports NA NA 611,582,354 NA 699,024,406 NA 663,172,829 8.4 -5.1

KEY: NA = not applicable.

a 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.

b The total for the top 50 airports will not sum from the individual airports because some top 50 airports in 2009 were not in the top 50 in the earlier years.

NOTES

Large certificated air carriers hold Certificates of Public Convenience and Necessity issued by the U.S. Department of Transportation authorizing the performance of air transportation. Large certificated air carriers operate at least one aircraft with seating capacity of more than 60 seats or a maximum payload capacity of more than 18,000 pounds. Data for commuter, small-certificated and foreign-flag air carriers are not included.

SOURCE

U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Office of Airline Information, Air Carrier Summary Data (Form 41 and 298C Summary Data), T-3 Data, available at http://transtats.bts.gov/DataIndex.asp as of Apr. 26, 2010.

Updated: Sunday, May 21, 2017